If you were around this weekend, you saw that my friend Hit40 thought I “threw down” on her hilariously funny ‘Geeked Out Sandwiches’ post…and I had big plans of inundating the Princess Nagger with all kinds of cool and unique sandwiches this weekend to show off today.
First I thought I would show you when it all began with the Princess Nagger… Her first ‘real’ sandwich – one of my favorites when I was a kid – Miracle Whip and Cheese…
The crust cut off, and the rest cut into small squares so she could easily handle them and eat them with the few teeth she had at the time. Obviously she was too tired to finish, but it was a start.I had visions of grandeur this weekend of creating the most unique and wonderful sandwich shapes imaginable to out-geek Hit40. Visions are one thing, reality is a whole new ball game.
Friday Princess Nagger was a willing subject for the Sandwich Wars, requesting the ‘Wiggle Cut Criss-Cross Puzzle Sandwich’. You remember this teaser:
The resulting sandwich – no butter or peanut butter this time, just both kinds of jam:
Saturday Princess Nagger at first resisted having a sandwich for lunch, then she decided she’d contribute with the creativity and asked for this cookie cutter to be used:
Note to self: Smallish plastic cookie cutters are not a good idea. The result?
That doesn’t look very appetizing, does it? Princess Nagger didn’t want to eat it because of that. Her comment? “You failed, Mama!” In the future I’ll have to remember not to mutter the words ‘Epic Failure’ when I’m doing something like that…
Rather than start all over and waste a sandwich, I told her she had to eat that little funky star because that’s what she requested. I know, I’m a mean Mommy. Luckily there was just enough of the sandwich left to go with our old stand-by, the “Pie Sandwich”:
If anyone can tell me what this little cutter/crimper thing is called, I’d appreciate it – I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called… it’s used to make tarts or something, but it makes great Pie Sandwiches that the Princess Nagger Loves.
She did indeed eat the funky star: “I ate your failure, Mama!” (oh, if it were only that easy!) and polished off the Pie Sandwich. About a half hour later she said “I’m hungry, Mama.” Of course I offered up: “How about a sandwich? Or maybe a sandwich? You can have a sandwich, how does that sound?” Each mention of ‘sandwich’ caused her to shake her head vehemently in the negative direction. Bribery didn’t work. Cajoling didn’t work. Nothing worked. *sigh* So my dear friend Hit40 – I’m waving the white flag….
You are clearly Geekier than I with the more impressive Geek Sandwiches and your children are much more cooperative than the Princess Nagger… Princess Nagger is happy to be let off the hook as well:
The Nagger Kingdom is content. For now…