Friday, June 26

Lottes "traktatie"

Here in the Netherlands, it is a custom to serve something at school when you have a birthday, or when you get a baby brother or sister or when you leave the class. We call it "traktatie" (bithday treat). Today was Lottes day, celebrating her upcomming 3rd birthday (which really is on sunday), and I made her little hearty toasties to share with her class mates. And boy, where they a hit. They went down like sweets, and even though I brought an extra box, I had nothing left after a few minutes. The teachers had to hold some of the boys back, so that everybody would get their share. Ha, ha. So, if you ever look for a good "traktatie", this might be the way to go...

Here's what you need:

toast bread (I used white bread, but of course you could use brown as well)
Cream cheese with herbes and garlic
grapes
cookie cutters (I used the shape of a little heart)
some tooth pickers or little flags

Make sandwiches with two slices of toast and cheese in between. Cut out as many shapes as you can manage of each sandwich (I got 3 hearts per sandw.). You can make little squares if you dont want to waist any bread or if you don't have the cookie cutter. I ate the leftovers for breakfast. Add the flagg and the grape and voila. C'est tout.


Here is Lotte while serving..... so proud....
And here's another little proud Lotte, with her 3 year old hat...
Have a great weekend. I will be quite busy baking cakes and wrapping presents.

Shhhhh! Please don't tell, but I made her a cute little tulle princess skirt, that I am quite sure will be a huge hit. Can't wait to give it to her...

5 comments:

ania said...

Så søtt!! Håper du har mer hell med tullen enn meg...min Amalie nekter å ha på seg sin og er veldig skeptisk til å nærme seg den...:p

ninabakke said...

Åh, så utrolig søte bilder :)

Så fine sandwiches!

Anonymous said...

gratulerer med dagen lotte! :)hilsen Martine, Anders og Didrik

D@nielle said...

congrats, these are very cute. Where on earth did you get those gorgeous flags ?

Marianne Hope said...

Danielle, if you read this, they are from Albert Hein:)