I love easy, and I love fun—so when I was in a creative mood, I came up with this idea for a super easy castle made out of sandwiches! I served it on the first day of school (but it would also be perfect for a "castle family fun night").
I made two kinds of sandwiches for this castle. The "grown-up" sandwiches were in the middle (deli-style turkey, avocado, tomato and bacon), and the turrets were the kid sandwiches (peanut butter is a favorite in our household). For the crust-less turrets, I used a special sandwich maker from Pampered Chef, but a round cookie cutter or glass would also work to make circle-shaped sandwiches. I put one short wooden skewer through each turret, and topped each turret with a cucumber slice and a grape tomato. For the main part of the "castle," I put four short skewers through the stack of sandwiches and added a grape tomato to the top of each skewer for the "battlements." I added some baby carrots around the castle for the "moat." I served our sandwiches with soup, and it ended up being a very easy dinner to prepare.
Since this sandwich castle would be perfectly paired with some castle-type books and activities, I'll be posting more castle ideas this week!