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Friday, December 20, 2013

An Easy and Pretty Appetizer Platter

This pretty platter took me less that 5 minutes to create.

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The first layer is fresh herbs for a bit of color and heavenly scent. You can use rosemary, sage, thyme and even lettuce leaves in a pinch. Make sure all are washed and dried.

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Nestle in a few small bowls of nuts, dried fruits and olives.

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Add assorted meats and cheeses along with pretty serving tools.

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Serve alongside some yummy crackers and fresh oranges for perfectly festive fare.

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What’s your quick and easy appetizer?

Laura

Linking to: Foodie Friday

15 comments :

Blackberry Lane said...

This is lovely, Laura. The addition of the aromatic herbs is wonderful. We love to toast pecans several different ways..I recently found sugar free cinnamon-sugar and sprinkle that on John's pecans before toasting due to his diabetes. They taste great!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laura, this was such a pretty tray and soooooooo good too. YOu always make any gathering so festive and perfect. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those look yummy, Laura!

xo

Sheila

Rengin Yazitas said...

Wow, yummy! Bon appetite.
Merry Christmas,
Rengin

Babs Richman said...

Yum! Love the bed of herbs on your silver tray.

Karena Albert said...

Beautiful Laura! The herbs make the platter extra special!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Kate said...

This is a great idea! I have been wrestling with ideas for appetizers for a get together this weekend....perfect! I am off to look for my largest platter....

Barbara F. said...

Such a pretty platter! Love it. Merry Christmas! xo

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Adding the fresh herbs is the perfect touch! Enjoy your party, Laura. :-)

Custom Comforts said...

That really is a quick appetizer tray and so pretty too. We can all use ideas for busy times or when we're in a pinch. Thanks for sharing and hoping you're enjoying your holiday and break from school.
Cindy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your platter was amazing!!!!

Kelley said...

Love. Ly. Laura.

A: to your Q: What's your quick and easy appetizer?

Put a brick of cream cheese on a pretty plate or soup plate. Pour over it a small jar of
-- zippy salsa
-- fruit salsa
-- a junky preserve or jam

Serve with crackers.

Merry Christmas,
Kelley~

Kit said...

So very lovely! And yummy looking too! Merry Christmas! Kit

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Laura, this is so pretty! We didn't get to entertain this year. We just got home and rushed to get our decor up tonight. I snapped a quick pic of the mantel and got a post up in record time...lol! Hope you can stop by! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, my friend! God bless!

lynn cockrell said...

This tray is gorgeous, Laura! It is making me very hungry. Laying the herbs about under all is a super idea. This really appeals to me since I am so into herbs and they do give that extra bit of aromatic pleasure to most anything, food or decor. Thanks for sharing your wonderful and simple tray with your readers. Have a beautiful Christmas and a happy and blessed 2014!