If you’ve been following for a while, you know that I LOVE to throw an intimate …
If you’ve been following for a while, you know that I LOVE to throw an intimate PARTY for friends and family! 🎄❄🎉
And my favorite time of year to do this is definitely Christmastime!
No need to slave over the hot kitchen for hours in order to invite a crowd over either! Invest in a good wooden platter (this one was made by a local guy, and will last for 100+ years )
then pull it out anytime you want to invite your people over and actually have time to visit, enjoy, and talk with them!
There is no right or wrong way to set up your board…mine are always different, depending on what is aready in my kitchen + any seasonal treasures that I find at the market.
What I did today:
fresh kiwi slices
organic red + green grapes
sliced oranges (blood oranges would be beautiful for a Christmas platter too!)
sliced strawberries, stems left on
fresh mint leaves
pomegranates torn apart a bit
dried apricots (no sugar added)
several different cheeses, local + imported (I usually like to set out a variety of hard/soft + mild/strong cheeses…but mostly purchase whatever is on sale!)
nitrate free, and uncured meats (there is such great selection available these days!)
broken dark chocolate pieces
micro arugula (flavor + beauty!)
whole grain crisp bread pieces, broken
I arranged everything around REAL pine sprigs and holiday ornaments, then I set the tray out with a few more ornaments around it, pine sprigs tucked under, and tiny battery operated lights for a very festive feel.
Hopefully this spurs creativity of your own, and you throw an epic party for your favorite people…and YOU actually get to enjoy it!
Happy Weekend, Friends!