OK, so it’s not perfect, but for someone who’s not crafty, I thought these turned out pretty cute!
I noticed as I was making Isaac and Mary Lise peanut butter and jelly for their lunches, that the bread was shaped very much like an angel. Since today is the Feast of the Guardian Angels, I thought I’d capitalize on this teachable moment!
Here’s how I created this lovely and yummy guardian angel snack:
I toasted the bread, and then cut the bottom of the bread to make the shape more angelic.
Next, I covered the toast with cream cheese. I added a slice of pepperoni under the cream cheese for a little extra flavor. That was a bit sloppy, but well worth it for the taste.
Next, I cut a piece of swiss cheese for the angel’s head. Being “hole-y”, Swiss seemed like an appropriate choice, but of course any white cheese will do!
Then I cut a sliver off the edge of a piece of pepperoni to make a mouth
Finally, I added raisins, using cream cheese for the glue. Voila! A guardian angel. If I had round pretzels, I’d make a halo, but alas, I don’t.
I’m looking forward to making these with the “big kids” when they get home!
Update: Here’s a pic of Morgan’s. I realized I could manufacture a halo from a slice of cheddar cheese.
And just to keep things easy for you, here’s the guardian angel prayer to pray with your children (though WordPress is making this tricky for me by insisting on putting this way down on the page…):
Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
To whom God’s love
commits me here,
Ever this day,
be at my side,
To light and guard,
Rule and guide.