Thursday, March 5, 2009

Showing Our Funny Cheese Faces on Foodie Friday

I'm doing a double post today, combining Foodie Friday hosted at Designs by Gollum and Show & Tell hosted by Kelli at No Place Like Home.
Be sure to drop by these lovely blogs and take a look.
Every October when I take my grands to the Pumpkin Patch we like to all make a little something special in the kitchen when we get home. This usually involves making something autumn-like or something really goofy.
This past year we made what we called Funny Cheese Faces. These were basically just refrigerator biscuits rolled out to 3 1/2 inch circles, layered with two or three types of cheese, decorated, then baked.
When they were finished baking I plated them on top of little cardboard toes that I drew free-hand and the girls colored. They are simple and delicious. I modified the recipe from one in the Pillsbury Children's Choice Cookbook. They all decided they wanted them filled with just cheese instead of the ham mixture called for in the original recipe. You can read about the cookbook here, and check out a cookie recipe from the same cookbook here.
Kylie's funny face......looks like she used black olives for hair, green olives for the eyes, a sweet banana pepper for the nose, chopped pimento for her mouth, and mild yellow pepper rings for hoop earrings.
This is Christian's little freckle face. She too used olives for eyes, but she gave hers eyebrows out of black olives......a big banana pepper nose, yellow pepper rings for lips, and of course pimentos for those cute freckles.
Kenedee wanted to create a monster face and I think she succeeded, didn't she? Not sure exactly what all is on this one, but she had a plan and she stuck to it! Anyone who knows Kenedee gets it! :)
Fiona said her funny face was asleep. And look at those rosy olive cheeks. Here's how to make them........ Ingredients 1 can of large refrigerated biscuits
2 or 3 kinds of sliced cheeses
(use 2 or three of any kinds you like)
Various olives, sweet peppers, pimentos, pickles
(anything you think would make cute face features)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Separate dough into individual biscuits and roll each into 3 1/2 inch rounds. Place half of them on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut cheese slices into quarters and layer as you like on the rounds. Place another round on top but do not seal. Decorate each face and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. These make a great little supper when combined with bowls of tomato or chicken noodle soup! Dessert was another fun and simple recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pizza
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cups flour
2 cups miniature marshmallows
6 oz. package (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter , peanut butter, vanilla and egg; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour. Press dough evenly over bottom of 12 or 14 inch pizza pan, forming a rim along the edge.
Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with marshmallow and chocolate chips; continue to bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until marshmallows are puffy and lightly browned. Cool; cut into wedges. Store in tightly covered container.


Lora said...

Very cute, my kiddos would love that!

Lisa G. said...

These are the cutest! And they look delicious too. What kind of fillings did the original recipe call for? I bet you could make up all kinds of fillings that would be good. I'll have to put on my thinking cap!

Gollum said...

I am adoring these recipes. My granddaughter will be here in May, and I'm making these for her. In fact, I will make the biscuit faces for my younger son this weekend. The pizza? Oh, that won't last two seconds in this house. These are so unique--and the type of recipes that make memories (as well as full tummies).
Thank you so much!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

My grandsons would love these. How fun!

YayaOrchid said...

Looks to be a good project for the kiddos. You're so lucky to have your Grandbabies near to do things like that. :)

playsdolls said...

My grands would love doing this food fun,I think we are going to have to give it a try.Thank you for a fun post.

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, Elaine, those biscuits are so cute! What a clever idea. The dessert pizza sounds great too.

once in a blue moon... said...

looks like you had loads of fun!

Spruce Creek Farm said...

Simpley adorable! I'll have to pass that along to my grand children! they're still a little young; but perhaps in a few years!

Hootin' Anni said...

That is just too awesome. I also love the plates they're served cute, how whimsical and fun.

Mine is posted....Birthday boys, teenage, elves and such....oh my!!!

Come on over and say howdy! You know, I do love your company! Happy Friday.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awwww. makes me long for the days of little kidlets again! Cute cute!

Honeycombmama said...

My daughters would love that, thanks for sharing it with us. Have a good day
Gina Jo

Smilingsal said...

Great idea--easy and fun for kids too. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

Sandy said...

My kids are gonna love this! I'm sure I'll have some monster faces too! LOL

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

My boys would love to do something like that. I'm having a "just because" party for my 9 year old with some of his friends and this would be fun for them to do. So cute!

Melissa Miller said...

How cute!

I like this idea. ;)

Chandy said...

Yummy choice for today! Thanks for sharing!

bj said...

Oh, my grands will love all of these...Thanks so much for sharing.

Renee said...

Okay I'm putting these on file for when I have kids. :) Of course I bet they're good anyway. Maybe I won't wait!

Susie Homemaker said...

I love doing things like this with the are creating such sweet memories for them!


Linda C said...

This looks like so much fun!

I can see why your grandkids would love to come to your house!!:)

Linda C

Susan said...

what a cute idea..going to have to try it!

jerseygirl211 said...


This is an adorable idea. My grandkids will love it, they are always looking for something different to do when they come for a visit. Thanks for sharing.


Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

The funny cheese faces are adorable, especially with the toes, and the pizza looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.


Lisa Ann said...

How fun! Cute idea!

My New 30 said...

Hi Elaine! I'm Mary popping over from SITS to say hello. I'm trying to make a practice of visiting the blog that posted before me on roll call and that was you! I was running behind today since I went to a gardening seminar early today. Those funny faces are great! I'll have to file that one in the back of my brain for when my grandchildren get just a bit older.

Your dog is beautiful! (and spoiled I bet) We just got a puppy - not sure what kind because he was abandoned in a Walmart parking lot, but we think Pomeranian mix of some kind.

Well, just wanted to stop by and visit your blog and say hello! Have a great evening and Sunday!!


The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How cute are those funny cheese faces - love the feet! Great idea!

Gattina said...

What a very nice idea ! These faces are so funny !

Maria, Patchwork Mill said...

To cook with our children (or grandchildren) is always fun, thanks for the pictures and the recipe!

KBeau said...

Those are just so cute. Can't wait for my grandchildren to be old enough to cook.

Kelli said...

How fun! I love the little feet!

Tere said...

I really do enjoy your blog! Your creativity fascinates me! Keep up the awesome work!

Helen said...

Hi there Elaine! I have spent most of this Sunday afernoon catching up with blogs I enjoy ... The Bobbsey Twins were a favorite of mine too ...... have a wonderful week.

prof en retraite said...

Oh... aren't these cute? I'm remembering this one for when my grandson spends the night!...Debbie

Carla said...

well, isn't this cool? AND easy, thank you for sharing:)