15 thin slices of a baguette
Cream Cheese (of your taste)
a couple romaine lettuce leaves
8 cherry tomatoes
8 large pitted black olives
In the oven, broil the baguette slices for a couple minutes – optional. Arrange on a large plate or platter.
Take about 1/2 tablespoon cream cheese at a time and spread on each slice of bread.
Tear or cut the romaine lettuce leaves into pieces about the size of the baguette slices.
Place the lettuce pieces on top of the slices covered with the spread.
Cut the olives and tomatoes in half, lengthwise.
Cut the tomatoes from the bottom end to the middle, as pictured below.
Cut about a third of each olive, as pictured below. Set aside. They will be used to make the ladybugs heads.
Using a knife with a sharp pointy tip, make about 4 tiny holes into the tomatoes, 2 on each side. Cut small pieces from the remaining pieces of olives, and place them into the little tomato holes, as pictured below.
Using the same principle, make 2 tiny holes into the olives we will be using for the ladybugs’ heads. These will be the eyes. Fill them with small pieces of feta cheese. For the eyes you can also try to use tiny pieces of cream cheese. Just take a pointed knife and place the pieces on the ladybug’s “heads”.
Arrange the tomatoes on top of the lettuce leaves, then add the olive pieces in front, right next to them, as pictured below.
The original recipe to be found at papabuna.com