Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Christmas Party for the After School Kids


 With a heavy heart I made the kids the last food I'll feed them until the New Year.  I do admit I can use a break from cooking but I'll worry about them so much over the holidays.  I started by making them a big meat and cheese platter.  This platter is almost 3 feet wide so there is tons of food on it for them.

 Baskets of sourdough pretzels and peanut M&M's.  I'm sure the candy will vanish fast.

 Everyone's favorite peanut butter cups and caramels.

 Then I made a cheese ball.

 And turned it into an igloo.

 And decorated it with olive penguins. 
 I'm sure the kids will get a kick out of this.

I finished the cooking by baking two large sheets of gingerbread squares.  I sent them lots of crackers and homemade mustards and jellies, and pickles to eat with the meat and cheese.