Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Deli Platter for the Kids

I am back to cooking for the kids.  I don't know what they ate over the holidays but they are hungrier than ever.  I got a bit burned out cooking so much last Fall so I am trying to come up with at least one easy meal to put together for them each week to give me a little break.
When the weekly food adds come out in the paper, I pour over them looking for the best deals.  Recently, one of the stores had lots of their deli meats and cheese on sale for a really good price.  I decided it would be fun to make the kids a big deli platter and rolls so they could make their own sandwiches.  It turned out to be one of the biggest hits yet.  I put hummus in the middle and surrounded it with different hams, salami, bologna and cheese.  Nothing fancy, just the food they like to eat but rarely get.

I added olives and pickles and lots of grapes.

I made a separate platter with nuts and dried fruit and gave them all the condiments they needed to make sandwiches  One of the kids told The Blog tech to tell me a personal thank you for making them such nice food.  Haha...who doesn't like a nice sandwich platter.