Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sea Serpents

Boy did we have a tough day today.

My kids favorite fish died and they were just devastated, my 9 year old moreso.  He is so upset, hurt, angry at this and it's a hard thing to watch and help him through.

So I decided that for dinner I would make them something fun to dinner.  Out came this little book I've had for about 10 years now, with all sorts of silly snacks/meals for the kids.

Sea Serpents started forming in the kitchen and were very much enjoyed by the kids.

These are really quick to make and if you want to make your kids smile, this is the way to go.

Sea Serpents

Sea Serpents

1 (8-ounce) package crescent dinner rolls (8 rolls)
cereal rings
1 egg, beaten
Sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and poppy seeds (I used flax seed)
1 can (6 ounces) water-packed tuna, drained
Red pepper strips

Separate dough into triangles. Press each triangle into serpent shape, with thin tapered tail and wider head, on baking sheet. Head should be about 1/4 inch thick.

Press cereal rings onto head for eyes. Brush dough serpents with egg; sprinkle with choice of seeds. Bake according to crescent roll package directions.

Remove from oven to wire racks; cool. Slice head end lengthwise to form "mouth." Mix tuna with mayonnaise to taste. Fill mouth with tuna mixture. Add pimiento strips for tongues, if desired. Garnish with parsley, if desired, for "seaweed."

Serving Suggestion
Fill the mouths of these hungry creatures with peanut butter, egg salad, chicken salad or strips of cold cuts.

Sea Serpents


  1. I'm so sad for him and the loss of "Fish"huge{{{hugs}}} this is such a cute cute idea for summertime lunch..

  2. Those are cute, my kids would love them! Mmm tuna.

    So sorry to hear about the fish, it's so tough to see kids go through that. We lost one of our guinea pigs almost two years ago and the kids' reaction was really heartbreaking. I hope yours are feeling better today!

  3. Those snakes are so cute!! :) I'm sorry about the fish :( It's so hard for kids to say goodbye to their pet friends.

  4. Sounds like a great idea for cooking with kids! Thanks for sharing! I'd like to invite you to our party, Fantastic Thursday. Hope to see you there!