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                         Tomato Hornworm Wipeouts^
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Halloween
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    Cucumber
    1                    Extra large ripe tomato
    1      package       (4oz) string cheese
    8      ounces        Container whipped cream
    1      tablespoon    To 2 salad dressing
                         Carrot peeler
                         Paring knife
                         Cutting board
                         Butter knife
 With an adult’s help, use a carrot peeler to remove the cucumber skin. Discard
 the skin and continue peeling long thin strips the entire length of the cucumber
 until you reach theseedy core. Set these strips aside. Dice the seedy core into
 tiny pieces abo
  You now need to remove the top of the tomato, much as you would the top of a
 pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern. Ask an adult to do the following: Take a
 paring knife and carefully poke it into the tomato, about 1 inch from the stem,
 pointing the knife at a
  Using a spoon, scoop out the tomato’s center, leaving a large, bowl shaped
 space inside the tomato. Chop these tomato insides into tiny pieces, drain off
 excess juice and add themto the cucumber.
  Pull apart the pieces of string cheese into strips that are about the width of
 a pencil. Cut each strip into thirds and set aside.
  To make hornworms, use a butter knife to spread thin layers of cream cheese
 onto each side of a cucumber strip. Then, using the cream cheese as a “glue”,
 wrap the cucumber in a coiling fashion around a piece of string cheese, from one
 end of the cheese to
  Blend the remaining cream cheese with one or two tablespoons of your favorite
 salad dressing and stir into the cucumber and tomato. Spoon this into your
 hollowed out tomato and refrigerate any extra.
  Place the tomato on the center of a plate. Ask an adult to use a paring knife
 to carve out three or four holes the same diameter as the worms in various
 places on the tomato. Carefully insert the worms into the holes and arrange
 others on the plate. Serve
  Sicko serving suggestion: Cover the plate with torn lettuce leaves and arrange
 worms crawling through gnawed out holes. Use cream cheese to seal one worm
 inside a folded leaf as if it had made a cocoon.
  From the Book: Gross Grub by Cheryl Porter Random House ISBN 0-679-86693-0
  Shared by Carolyn Shaw 10-95
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