Monday, December 15, 2014
Christmas Tree Crudités
Last week I was invited to three holiday potlucks (a Tuesday night snack event, a Thursday night dinner, and a Friday brunch). On Sunday I decided I would bring a vegetable platter as my contribution for the first party. When I went to sleep that night the topic must have been on my mind, because I woke up the next morning thinking about how broccoli florets in the shape of a Christmas tree would be cute.
I hadn't been reading or watching anything about food or crafting, so I'm not sure where the idea came from. Sometimes my mind works in mysterious ways.
The project ended up being easy. I had to look in a few thrift stores for just the right tray, but at the third stop I found what I was looking for. The shape is filled with broccoli accented with yellow and orange pepper strips, mushroom pieces, radish wedges, and small grape tomatoes. I served the vegetables with chipotle ranch dressing on the side.
Thursday we had been instructed to bring a dessert, but because the 'tree' was so well received the first time I repeated it again on Friday. I don't think I have any more pot luck events this month, but can you guess what I'm taking if I do?
Five years ago today: The Third Time's The Charm