1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
3/4 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Leaf lettuce, optional
6 unsliced rolls (one 5 inches and five 3-1/2 inches)
2 large pitted ripe olives
1 unsliced round loaf of bread (1 to 1-1/2 pounds and 10 inches)
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until
light and fluffy. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard and onions. Slice bread and rolls
one-third from the bottom of each. Carefully hollow out tops of bread and rolls,
leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Spread cream cheese mixture on cut sides. Fill loaf
with ham and half of the cheddar cheese. Fill the rolls with turkey and
remaining cheese. Replace all tops.
To assemble bear, place loaf on lettuce if
desired on a large board. Place 5-in. roll on top for head and four small rolls
for paws. Cut the remaining small roll in half for ears. Use one olive for nose.
Cut remaining olive in half; secure with a toothpick for eyes. Cover and
refrigerate up to 2 hours. Yield: 16 servings.
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