Friday, January 21, 2011

Bun Buggie Veggie Dip

Have your children help put this fun food idea together.  See a picture at this link:

Ingredients and Directions:
1 lb. loaf Italian or French bread - Scoop out the center top of oval loaf (about 8" long)
4 cucumber slices - Slices of cucumber with radishes on top form wheels - use toothpicks
4 large radish slices to fasten onto the bun.
2 thin carrot sticks - Use one for lips and one for the exhaust pipe.
2 stuffed olives - Fasten with toothpicks for the eyes.
1 cherry tomato - Fasten with toothpick right between the eyes for a nose.
2 containers (8 oz. each) sour cream dip - Or make your own, then fill bun buggie with dip.
Assorted vegetables cut for dipping - Stick vegetables into the dip.  Include celery with leaves.

For one of our family's beach vacations, I made the bun ahead of time, and assembled it for one of our meals.  The grownups seemed to enjoy it as much as the little one.  Fun!