This weekend we celebrated Kristen's home purchase with a housewarming party. Kristen's lifelong friend Tiffany, threw the party and she did an awesome job. Thanks Tiffany! There was pumpkin dip, mini sandwiches, chewy pecan bars, chips and dip, hot spiced apple cider and she asked me to bring a veggie tray. I always toy with picking up a ready made tray and then decide at the last minute to do one myself. They are always fresher that way. I saw a picture on Pinterest that inspired me to make a tray that was a little bit different than the norm. So, I headed to TractorSupply
http://www.tractorsupply.com/ and purchased a small galvanized bucket. Then it was to my favorite grocery store, Whole Foods. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/winston-salem. In my opinion, you can't find better carrots than organic. They are the sweetest carrots ever. Raw or cooked you just can't beat them. I purchased cauliflower, carrots, celery, red, orange and yellow bell peppers, grape tomatoes and cucumbers. In addition, I purchased kale. Kale has a such a pretty frilly edge that is perfect for garnish. I used a basket tray, washed, dried and placed the kale in the bottom of the tray and turned the bucket on its side.
Then I placed the cauliflower in the bucket and made it look like it was "spilling" out. After the cauliflower was situated, I then placed the carrots and then followed with the rest of the veggies.
Here is the Pinterest version below.
I love copying ideas that I find on Pinterest. Do you do that too? Some of my projects end up o.k. others not so o.k. I think this one turned out just fine. Maybe you will be asked to do a veggie tray for the holidays. Now you have a new idea that's different than just the normal round tray with the dip in the middle.
As we enter the Thanksgiving season find something to be thankful for each day.
Psalm 107:1 "O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good:
for His mercy endureth forever.
Until we meet again, Fifi