Unlike some of the really cute holiday treats, this one doesn't require anything beyond a sharp knife and sandwich fixings, so you still have time to make one tomorrow for the last day of school before Thanksgiving.
In this lunch, I made a turkey and cheddar sandwich on honey wheat bread. It felt a little wrong to make a turkey shaped turkey sandwich, but I'm out of ham and we are moving in a week. I made his beak from a little extra cheddar, added two sugar eyes, and a sliver of tomato for the waddle.
For side dishes, I picked an oatmeal bar, cut in half to fit in the upper right compartment, and a sliced kiwi for a fruit choice. Again, move = less options for food, eat what is here!
I kept out several of our EasyLunchboxes to use during the move, so lunch is packed in that, and I wanted to use one of our Lunchbox Love Notes to keep with the theme.
Want to make a turkey of your own?
- Make your sandwich, keep the fillings more on the plain side so you can cut it better.
- Place the sandwich on a cutting board so you can really get into the layers while cutting.
- Carefully, using a sharp knife, cut the turkey's head and neck. It's kind of a peg person shape, but no real design. Make sure you've cut all the way through.
- Once that's done, cut the outside U into chunks to make the feathers (just straight cuts) and reassemble your sandwich in your bento box.
- Top with a waddle, some eyes and a beak!
If you do it, share it on my FB page! I'd love to see it!