Tasty Tuesday: Easy Thanksgiving Veggie Tray

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I am so thankful that we don’t host Thanksgiving since it seems to always sneak up ion me every single year. While we don’t host we always bring something to share with the hosts, usually a dessert and/or an appetizer.

Last year me and one of the cousins (the ones bringing all the kids) put together a veggie tray for the kids. We all know how Holiday dinner’s are never at a normal eating time for toddlers and young kids, and they always take longer they you expect. Now before you roll your eyes and say kids won’t eat veggies or I wish my kids would eat veggies, when hungry they will.  Seriously every year I bring one into preschool and despite parental scoffs the kids finish it every single time.

So here is what we did, we took this pin and made it our own:

Not bad, considering most of my Pinterest projects look nothing like the pin! We added the tomatoes and what you can’t see is there is avocado under the peppers. I need to bring a bigger tray this year!

There are directions if you follow the pin, but basically you cut the bottom off a pepper to make the face. We used olives for the eyes and a pimeto for the waddle. You just use any vegetables that you have on hand and arrange them in colored rows around a circular body. As my daughter would say “easy peasey lemon squeezy”.

As the kids have already asked about the Veggie Turkey this year, it has clearly become a new tradition for us. It may take a bit more time than picking up a prepared tray but it’s more fun {and cheaper} to make your own!


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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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