In the Kitchen Lunch

Our Twist on Kids Crudites and Charcuterie Boards

When I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s (gasp) my mother and I attended many wedding showers, baby showers and birthday parties. My mother always believed that when invited to someone’s house you should bring something to share and always help clean up.

It was very common for my mom to whip together a tray of food to bring to a party. The veggie tray would have some cut carrots (there were no bags of “baby” carrots back in those days 🙂 ), cut celery, radishes and maybe some pea pods. In the middle of the tray would be a bowl of ranch dressing, made from the Hidden Valley dry mix packet and good ol’ fashion Hellmann’s mayo.

She might throw together a relish tray with black olives, green olives, pickles and some pepperoncini peppers.

The meat and cheese tray would have a variety of what we would have called rolled lunch meat and cut cheese. Fancier still “a tray of cold cuts”.

But here we are in 2020 where every youtuber/blogger/influencer/social media expert has a house with white interior and black accents. You know it is true :). And instead of relish trays and cold cuts we now have Charcuterie boards and Crudites.

I think I will call it a KIDS PARTY SNACK BOARD. Fancy!

To make your own you can add any treats or finger food that your children will eat. Emphasis on WILL. Some things we like to add to our KIDS SNACK BOARD :

Deviled Ham And Eggs (See Recipe Below)
Hummus
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Sliced Apples with Caramel Dip
Baby Carrots
Cream Cheese Dip (See Recipe Below)
Stuffed Salami (See Recipe Below)
Grapes
Cheese cubes
Crackers topped with Chicken Salad (SEE Recipe Below)
Strawberries
Cubed Watermelon
Dried Fruit
Chocolate Covered Almonds
Cherry Tomatoes

Recipes

Deviled Ham and Eggs
My twist on deviled eggs. Basically, make deviled eggs as usual and mix in a little deviled ham. I typically use mayo and a little mustard and salt.

Stuffed Salami
Scoop a little cream cheese in the middle of a slice of salami and top it with a slice of sun dried tomato. Roll the salami into a little tube. The oil from the sun dried tomato will help seal the seam. You can top with a green olive attached with a toothpick. You can also dice up the green olive and mix it in the cream cheese.

Cream Cheese Dip for Veggies, Chips or Crackers

Chicken Salad for Chips or Crackers

Chicken Salad Recipe 1

Optional: Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and salt and pepper to your taste.

Chicken Salad Recipe 2

Optional: Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and salt and pepper to your taste.

You can top your choice of crackers with a tablespoon of chicken salad, make finger sandwiches or make a chicken salad sandwich.

The rest is just basically arranging the food in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

I hope you enjoy our recipes and make a KIDS SNACK BOARD for your next party.

Happily Homeschooling ~ Bridget Anne

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