Today I am going to share with you a fun snack or lunch idea for kids (and adults) who might not be able to wait until the Thanksgiving turkey is ready. Why not have them put together and eat a Tuna Turkey Sandwich. If your family does not like tuna, that’s okay, it would be easy to adapt your turkey sandwich to whatever filling you do prefer.
You can use any type of bread you like to make the turkey. We chose a wheat bread, because it has a light tan color and my kids like it. For each turkey, you will need three pieces of bread. I cut the crust off of two pieces, and then used a round cookie cutter on the third. I could not find a plain circle the correct size, so I went used an upside down pumpkin cutter instead. I then sat the bread to the side, to prepare the colored pepper tail feathers.
Use can use whatever color peppers you prefer, I chose a red and yellow. Slice a part of each of the peppers into long thin strips, and then cut them in half.
I spread tuna salad on the bottom piece of bread, and then arranged the peppers in alternating order around the top two sides. Once I got the peppers in the position that I wanted them, I added the top slice of bread. I added a little more tuna on the round head piece of bread, and then placed it on top of the sandwich.
Use whatever you have on hand for the eyes. For these turkeys, I chose small cranberries that I had bought for this weekend. I cut a small triangle out of the yellow pepper for the beak, and a then thin slice of red pepper for the snood. I used just a little bit of cream cheese to keep the face in place. If your family would like peanut butter sandwiches instead of tuna or chicken salad, use pretzel sticks for the feathers, grapes for the eyes, and a small piece of cheese for the beak.
Serve, enjoy, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!