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Friday, 22 December 2017

Black Olive Penguins - Pingu - Perfect For A Christmas Get Together !


You may not have met Pingu the Penguin ... his family and friends live happily together on a polar ice cap. Pingu is a British-Swiss animated children's comedy television series created and produced from 1986. To this day it still has quite a following, and in the UK has occasional re-runs on Children's TV. The grandchildren have watched it and I must admit Pingu is quite a lovable character !


Now these, pictured above can be enjoyed by adults, although children may like them too! Please try not to feel guilty as you eat 'Pingu' or any of these other super Olive Penguins which are made with black olives, mozzarella balls, and carrots. Yes, they are adorable and make such a fun appetizer!

Ingredients:
Large black olives (for body)
Small black olives (for head)
Baby carrots
Mozzarella balls
Toothpicks (handle with care)

Instructions:
I got everything ready then made a penguin assembly line.
Cut each mozzarella ball into about 4 pieces.
Chop baby carrots into thin disks, then cut out a tiny triangle to make feet. Use the cut out triangle to make the beak.
Slice a large olive & slide in a piece of cheese.
Stack the large olive onto the carrot, then a small olive sideways onto the body. Hold them straight and secure with a toothpick. Insert the carrot/beak.
Repeat as many times as you want/need. Enjoy!

Recipe idea from here

Now do you fancy being creative ...

All the best Jan

34 comments:

Tom said...

...cute idea!

Ygraine said...

Oh wow...these are SO cute!!
And they would really appeal to children and adults alike, as well as being really nutritious.
Thank you so much for this.

All the best of the Season's Greetings.:))

Iris Flavia said...

Awww, that is very cute and sounds like a happy snack, too - yum!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love these cute penguins. Have a happy holiday weekend. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Out on the prairie said...

Looks fun to start the meal with, and conversation too.

Jo said...

Awww, they're so cute. Pingu brings back lots of memories from when my children were little.

Elephant's Child said...

What a fun idea. And they look amazing too.

Connie said...

That is sooooooooooooo cute . . . thanks for sharing:)
Merry Christmas sweet friend.
Connie :)

Christine said...

what fun appetizers!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh these olive penguins are so adorable ~ very creative !

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Penguins, I could eat them.

Snowbird said...

Gosh, can't recall ever having seen anything so adorable!xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Jan, I want to make these. Although I'm not familiar with the penguins from television, I want to make the stuffed ones. They are beyond gorgeous. And healthy, too!

Catarina said...

I would not eat them!!! They are so cute to look at!!!
: )

Merry Christmas to all!
: )

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh my goodness, these are so adorable! I love them...

Lee said...

Oh, they are just so wonderful! I love them!!! :)

bill burke said...

They are very cute, it would be hard to eat them up.

sandy said...

WOW LOVE THESE!!

happyone said...

I don't like olives but these little guys sure are cute. : )

Wanda said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog from Christine. What an adorable idea. I'm smiling from ear to ear...and I think my "happy feet" are starting to dance. HaHa.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Wanda

Rose said...

I wish we liked black olives...these are so darn cute.

roughterrain crane said...

So many cute penguins. Wishing you a happy Christmas.

Kinga K. said...

Very cute :)

George Pereira said...

those penguins are attractive. merry christmas.

ANNA said...

Hola gracias por pasar por ya tu blog.
Te deseo feliz Navidad y prospero año nuevo.
Besos.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

These are the absolute cutest!! I loved Pingue when the kids were small. These will go over so well.
Hey Guys - want to wish you a safe and very happy Christmas.

William Kendall said...

No, I haven't heard of Pingu. That is cute though!

Debbie said...

hehehehe, oh goodness, these are so cute...but i am not sure i would have the patience!! i have done something similar with eggs to ducks at easter, was so fun!!!

sheila 77 said...

Oh how amusing! I love these. I must make some for fun. Great detailed instructions too. Thanks, Jan, and Happy Christmas when it comes.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Wow! Those are brilliant!

NatureFootstep said...

I don´t like olives but I do like penguins :) SO, what do I do now?

Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Lowcarb team member said...

ANNA said:
Hola gracias por pasar por ya tu blog.
Te deseo feliz Navidad y prospero año nuevo.
Besos.

Google translation:
Hello thanks for passing by and your blog.
I wish you Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
Kisses



Conniecrafter said...

some people are so very talented, I don't really do too much creative as far as my food is concerned.

Magic Love Crow said...

So adorable! I love!!!