How To Make a Pirate Ship Sandwich

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Shiver me timbers!! Thar be a sandwich!

Lunchtime is so much more fun when you play with your food. Make your sea-lovin’ swabbie a piratical sailboat sandwich and inject some whimsy into your day.

You need:

  • Sandwich (2 pieces of bread)

  • Cream Cheese

  • Wheat Thins

  • Pretzel Sticks

  • Chocolate Chips or Raisins

Do this:

Cut out a skull shape in the bottom right of a piece of bread. Make a circle (use a cookie cutter or small lid), and then withg a knife, cut a small rectangle coming off the bottom of the circle.

Spread a Wheat Thin or other flat cracker or tortilla with cream cheese and stick to the back of the bread, with the cream cheese showing through the front side of the bread.

Make your favorite sandwich, placing the be-skulled piece of bread on top of the sandwich.

Cut diagonally. Place chocolate chip eyes on skull. (A raisin cut in half will also work well when the sticky side is placed down on the cream cheese). Place pretzel sticks inside skull piece of sandwich, sticking out about half an inch at the bottom.

For the flag: Attach a pretzel stick to a triangular broken piece of cracker with cream cheese. You could also use a cut piece of fruit roll up for a flag. Stick pretzel inside sandwich, sticking out at the top of the sail.

To assemble the boat, put the plain half of sandwich down on a plate, and put the sail part upright in the center of the plain half, with pretzels sticking into it. You might need to prop the sail up even more, depending on your bread. If so, use additional pretzel sticks to prop it up.