Today is my baby’s official birthday! I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I am the mother of a TWO YEAR OLD! I still tell people I have a baby, because I still feel like I have a baby!
After all the times I’ve wished I could fast foreword until he’s 18, when I can be released of my parenting duties, and he can be some other woman’s pain in the butt, I admit, I had a mini panic attack last night realizing it was my last night tucking in my one year old.
Oh gosh, here it comes again…. Xanex please!
We celebrated his birthday party a couple of weeks ago (you can see all the party details HERE), and I put together a “Monster Truck” themed party since I’m pretty sure Gage likes his trucks better than he likes life itself; and of course the only thing he was really interested in, were the mini monster trucks on top of his cake.
Even though this was a 2 year old’s birthday party, like typical Kaylee fashion, I wanted to put my unique “fancier” twist on the menu choices. We’ve all had a ham and cheese sandwich, but you won’t find any mystery ham and processed cheese on this one. I used Muenster cheese (you could use provolone or any kind of mild white cheese), good quality ham, arugula (you could use spinach, but arugula adds some mild pepperiness that pairs well with the ham), tomatoes, red onion, and a homemade honey-dijonaise sauce (basically honey-mustard mayonnaise).
I wanted the food to fit in with the whole “Monster Truck” theme, so I used Muenster cheese and called them “Muenster Truck Sandwiches”. *nudge nudge* Get it? 😉
I got so many compliments on these, but If I were to make these again, I’d probably use different bread. I originally wanted to use a large square or rectangle of focaccia bread, then slice it in half lengthwise, fill it, then cut it into individual portions; but I went to four different grocery stores with not a single square focaccia in sight. So I had to settle with one loaf of whole wheat French bread and one loaf of white French bread, which was still tasty. The only problem was that every time I’d bite into it, everything in the center would try to sneak it’s way out the back; but they were still delicious, and you can customize these any way you’d like. If you wanted to use individual ciabatta rolls, or any other type of rolls, that would work too!
For the recipes and details on the rest of the party and menu, click HERE!
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