You know I have hosted many parties in our home over the years, and I have assisted in co –hosting just as many others.
I learned something recently, however, about an unlikely yet very well known party food that I wanted to share with you.
First- some background.
‘A vegetable tray’ on the list of ‘what would you like to bring?’ items for a party has never been my favorite.
Maybe they too have a PR problem like congealed salads?
I don’t know.
Having said that , vegetable trays were also a prime choice for the exhausted, the over worked, the I can’t do another thing in all of us. A quick call to HEB to place an order for a tray and you were done.
That has its appeal doesn’t it?
You see , I chose to bring a vegetable tray to a party I was co-hosting this weekend.
Here is what I learned:
Anything previously considered dull can be transformed with effort, creativity, and positive thinking.
I actually researched vegetable trays and found information and photographs that sparked my interest.
And no, I did not carve a bell pepper into a baby carriage this time, but it could happen .
Generosity is the key. Mounds of fresh, brightly colored vegetables that I washed and cut in my kitchen-
rather than HEB’s- conveys a message I think.
What is that message? I did this for you because I wanted to.
And finally, there are some pitfalls and shortcuts.
I purchased HEB’s all time best spinach dip to serve rather than ranch dressing.
Ranch dressing seemed like such a tired choice.
I gave up on cutting cauliflower. That was not in my wheelhouse.
We will be having steamed cauliflower for
supper this week.
There is a message here sweet girls.
Just a little ‘food for thought’… literally .
I love you,