6 salad plates
Ice cream scoop or tablespoon
6 lettuce leaves, rinsed with water and drained
1 (16 ounce) carton cottage cheese
2 (16 ounce) cans pear halves, drained
3 slices American cheese, cut in half
6 green olives with pimento, cut in half
3 maraschino cherries, cut in half
Place a lettuce leaf on each plate. Place 1 scoop of cottage cheese on the lettuce leaf for the bunny's head. Next, place 1 whole pear half, cut side down, for the body. On a cutting board, cut a second pear half into 2 pieces; place the pieces above the cottage cheese head to look like ears. Cut each American cheese half into 6 narrow strips for the whiskers, placing 3 on each side of the bunny's head. Place olive halves for the eyes. Use a cherry half for the mouth and a dab of cottage cheese for the tail. Serve the salad first or serve with the meat course.
Makes 6 servings.