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Tomato Hornworm Wipeouts

Submitted by: Mary on 10/12/2003
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Ingredients

1 Cucumber
1 Extra large ripe tomato
1 Package (4oz) string cheese

1 8 oz Container whipped
cream cheese
2 T Ranch dressing

Directions

Use a vegetable peeler to remove the cucumber skin. Discard skin.



Continue peeling long thin strips the entire length of the cucumber until you reach the seedy core. Set these strips aside. Dice the seedy core into tiny pieces.



Remove the top of the tomato much as you would the top of a pumpkin. Take a paring knife and carefully poke it into the tomato, about inch from the stem, pointing the knife at an angle.



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 the excess juice and add them to 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 the other.



Blend the remaining cream cheese with one or two tablespoons of the ranch dressing and stir this mixture into the cucumber-tomato mixture. Spoon this into your hollowed out tomato and refrigerate any extra.



Place the tomato on the center of a plate. Use a paring knife to carve out 4 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.



Cover the plate with torn lettuce leaves and arrange worms crawling through gnawed out holes in the lettuce.



Use cream cheese to seal onw worm inside a folded leaf as if it has made a cocoon.

Servings

4

Calories

2

Time to prepare

30 minutes

Difficulty

Easy
 

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