i should be mopping the floor: "Crab" Sandwiches

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Crab" Sandwiches

36th Avenue

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It's been a bit since I've posted. Summer is the time when we get the heck out of dodge and drive around the state seeing friends & family (we live in Texas, so it takes a while). We've been out of town for what seems like all of June. We are currently at the beach and I just HAD to share our favorite meal with you!

We rented a condo on Mustang Island, so we've been doing most of the cooking here instead of eating out a bunch (although, I must have the obligatory seafood meal while at the beach....or two). We made these the other night when some friends came to see us while we were in town. I got the idea from my friend, Amanda, who made these on her beach trip. And she got the idea from Family Fun. (What would moms do without that magazine?)

I tell ya, it couldn't be any easier....I even bought (gasp!) store-made filling. I don't cook that much on vacation, now!

You'll need:

- croissant rolls, sliced in half for filling
- sandwich filling (we used tuna & chicken salads, my kids wouldn't have touched actual crab salad)
- radishes, sliced into thin semi-circles (you'll need one radish, two at the most...for 8 sandwiches)
- carrot sticks 
- red bell peppers, sliced like claws (I used two for 8 sandwiches)
- 1 small can sliced olives
- 1 tub cream cheese
- toothpicks

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Assembly is super easy. I just laid it all out there and everyone was able to put their crab together.


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My sweet husband was on eye-ball duty. We pre-made these to make it easier. Put a dab of cream cheese on the end of a toothpick and sandwich between two olive slices. I placed them in the freezer for about 20 minutes after assembling to make sure the cream cheese didn't get too sloppy. Didn't need an eyeball massacre on my hands.


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Just assemble as shown. Couldn't be an easier lunch or supper for a day at the beach.

Fins up!

Oh, and super excited that Desiree from The 36th Avenue was so sweet to give this post this sticker:



8 comments:

  1. Hi Kristi,
    What a precious presentation! I just love it! Sounds like you have had a great summer so far. We are staying home so far just trying to save our garden in this horrible heat we are having here in Texas. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  2. CUTE!
    I'd love for you to share it at my link party...

    thirtysixthavenue.com

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  3. Adorable! Love this cute idea!

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  4. I will be making this for our son, the crab and all things seafood worshiper. I am your newest follower, so glad that I met you on Amanda's linky party ! Thank you for sharing! xoxo michele

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  5. This is such a cute and fun idea! This will be fun to do for my kids this summer too. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Amanda's party.
    Jennifer

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  6. I just want to let you know that I am featuring your crab sandwich at my blog tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing it at the link party.

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  7. Kristi, these are fabulous! I HEART them so much. Just too, too cute. Thank you for sharing them with us at Inspiration Friday.

    Heather

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  8. Oh my -- I just came across your blog and LOVE it! The Crayon Teacher Gift...genius! I feel like I can steal {at least} 20 ideas, only having been here for 5 minutes. :-) I'm excited to be a new follower! Hope you'll visit me over at Coffee & Cabernet sometime soon. Best!

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