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Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Year's Mice

Grace and I need to make something sweet for a little get together on Monday. I think this will be fun to do...
With their little chive tails, radish ears, and olive eyes, our hard-boiled eggs will be transformed into whimsical mice (that like to be served with wee wedges of cheese, if you please).
RECIPE INGREDIENTS: 1 Egg 1 Black olive 1 Radish 2 Fresh chives 1 Tiny Swiss cheese wedge 1. Place the egg in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 1 minute, then turn off the heat. Cover the saucepan and let the egg sit in the hot water for 12 minutes.
2. Once the time is up, run the egg under cold water to cool. Then ask your child to roll the egg on all sides to crack the shell. Peel under running water.
3. Slice the egg in half lengthwise. Place the halves yolk side down on a plate. (Alternatively, you can slice off a bit of the bottom of a peeled, hard-boiled egg so it can sit flat on a plate.) Slice tiny black olive "eyes" and radish "ears." Then make small slits in the egg halves for the eyes and ears and push in the olives and radishes. Add chive tails.
4. Serve the pair of egg mice with a wedge of cheese.
Makes 2 playful little mice.

8 comments:

Missy's Blog said...

OH my gosh ... these are so cute, clever and yummy (I bet!) to boot!!

Brown English Muffin said...

WOW!!! How many are you going to make...these are amazing!!!

Amy said...

Those are wimply too cute for words! We used to make rabbits using a half pear, etc, but these outdo everything I've seen. Got to try them next time I'm with the grand kids.

Jen said...

too cute!!

Valerie said...

those are the cutest mice EVAH!!
it sounds like your Christmas was like ours: fun but exhausting!

jafabrit said...

I LOVE these, soooooooooo cute.

Susie Q said...

Very yummy! I think we will be making about a dozen mice, or 6 eggs if you will! That should do nicely for what we need. I guess you could use anything you wish for the eyes or ears...anything that suits your fancy!
Just so sweet and even picky eaters will nibble on them! I have seen it happen with my own eyes! *laugh*

Jolene George said...

That is so stinking cute!!! Creative woman you are!