I have hosted a few events these past couple weeks and have loved exploring the fun you can have with food during the holidays!!! Here are just a few ideas to make your Holidays merry and bright!
I am hosting my book club this week and couldn’t be more excited that it is Halloween week because it means I get to bring out all my Halloween favorites. Straw-Boo-ries, Spooky Seven Layer Dip… I’m excited just thinking about it! But no Halloween holiday is complete without the addition of another themed item.
I’ve learned the versatility that deviled eggs have in theming food at Easter and during the Superbowl. So this week I plan to add these spider deviled eggs to my menu. Thanks to Sunset for the inspiration!…
As you guys know, themed food is VERY fun for me! We host a Holiday party every year that serves as a Toys for Tots Drive. I’ve made these little guys the past three years in a row and they are always a hit. I personally don’t like olives so use them more for decor than anything but they do always get gobbled up! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!
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- 1 can (15oz) black olives (medium)
- 1 package (4oz) cream cheese (can use vegan version if you choose!)
- 1 carrot, sliced in ¼ in thick rounds
- 10-15 toothpicks
- Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each half of the olives olive. Carefully insert cream cheese into each olive until it is filled and you see the white “belly” of the penguin through the slit.
- Cut a small triangle out of each carrot slice to form feet. Save the cut out piece and press into center of the olive to form the beak
- Set a cream cheese filled olive, large hole side down, onto a carrot slice. Then, set an olive with a beak on top, adjusting so that the beak, cream cheese belly and notch in the carrot slice line up. Secure with a toothpick.
Photo Credit: Once Upon a Plate