Friday, December 6, 2013
Gather an assortment of nuts, fruit (Clementines are ideal, but grapes also work well), and cheeses. Crackers are totally optional.
I get a nice-looking tray or board, pour nuts in a pretty bowl, and place a few Clementines on the board. I peel one to two Clementines. If I'm serving cheese, I'll put a few slices or cubes out. Napkins are all you need. Folks grab a few bites here and there and, even if kids "spoil their appetites," they're still eating nourishing food. Bonus: the fruit makes it so pretty! Folks seem to welcome lighter, simpler fare in the midst of all the rich food this time of year.