A Cheese and Meat tray is an excellent way to lighten up on the sugar! So if you are just needing a little snack or maybe you just need a last minute treat for that Christmas get together, you need to try this Cheese and Meat tray. Whatever the occasion, this is perfect.
I bought some different types of cheese at the nearby Smith’s, that were on sale, and then I headed down the cracker aisle. I really had a hard time deciding which crackers to buy. There are so many choices.
Then I grabbed some grapes, and then for an extra touch, I garnished it a bit with some fresh thyme. It was delicious and very appealing to look at. I was also happy because I know that I have eaten way too many treats and I didn’t have to feel guilty eating this appetizer.
Also it would be a fun idea to put a little plate together for a few neighbors. And won’t they be so happy that they can eat it for a snack between those last minute shopping moments and all that gift wrapping. I know that there is so much to do and sometimes a little snack can keep us going.
Have fun putting this together! It is really a nice idea for appetizers for any get together. I can’t wait to add this to my holiday baking list and watch as everyone’s face lights up. There is something for everyone on this beautiful Cheese and Meat Tray.
So grab a cracker, add some cheese and a little meat and what do you have? The most amazing little snack ever! Also, you could put a little bowl of nuts in the center of the tray. These are also a healthy little snack that all will enjoy.
What are some of your favorite treats? What are your favorite crackers? I must admit, my son-in-law loves Pepper Jack Cheese and so does my husband, but me, not so much. I had a little chunk and I remember that I had not eaten that cheese in awhile and now I remember why. It is a little hot for me. Wowzer. Yep, I made up that word, but it works with Pepper Jack Cheese.
Well, my friends, I hope that you are almost ready for the big day. It is coming so fast, and I am always so excited. I do love the lights and the fun Hallmark movies, even though I haven’t watched too many this year.
However, when I looked at my calendar this morning, it said June. Yes, somehow it had fallen to June, however, I know that that is not the case because it is 30 degrees right now. I guess that is another reason we can enjoy December; the nice cozy fireplace can warm us up from the cold temperatures outside.
And it is time to watch the “Polar Express” with the grand kids and drink hot chocolate. I think I might just have to make another meat tray. I know that the grand kids will love it. Enjoy!!
Tips and tricks:
1- If you do not have a tray to make a cheese and meat tray, use a nice plate or even a plastic plate from the dollar store.
2- Add some herbs for color and smell, like rosemary, dill or thyme.
3- Try adding some olives or even some little green pickles if you need other ideas.
- Green grapes
- Red grapes
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- Sharp Cheese
- Italian Dry Salami
- Peppered Salami
- Calabrese Salami
- Ritz crackers
- Pita Crackers (sea salt) Town House
- Mixed nuts
- Wash and dry the grapes.
- Cut cheeses into small squares.
- Slice Salami to your desired thickness.
- Use Crackers of your choice. We used Ritz and Town House Pita Crackers.
- Add some mixed nuts for a nice touch.