Most of my get-togethers are last minute. I am scrambling to pick up toys and wipe off the kitchen table before friends arrive. If I am lucky, I may have a few items to throw on a plate – veggies, crackers and dip are my usual fare. And all of it usually looks uninspired.
This is why I clip! I must remember that just because the food is simple, does not mean it has to look it.
I found this in Parents Magazine back in 2006. It is not rocket science. The plates are not round, which I think makes the food look like it is sitting on rectangular canvases. I also like the bowls – they appear to overlap, again looking like paints on a palette. I am loving the stacked crackers and diagonally positioned bread sticks. Both look very different from the arc of Ritz crackers that I have put out in the past. Finally, I think the use of multiple dishes gives the food extra visual appeal. Food for thought.