Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Company Platter: Lunch Treat

Once in a while we have a company platter (otherwise known as a monkey platter or rat plate) for lunch. I usually use muffin tins, but this week I decided on my glass relish tray with tea cups to hold the sauces. You would have thought I was supermom. I mean Ceesa said, "You are the best mommy ever!" Well...thank you.
picking plate kids lunches

So I thought I would share a few of our ideas for putting together  Company Platters. Our name came from the first time I made one. The kids kept asking if we were having company for lunch. When I said no, they kept asking if I was sure. :)

We include combinations of any of these we have on hand (We usually put these together a day after a shopping trip, so there are as many options as possible.): 
  • protein: boiled eggs, walnuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pecans, flaked fish, pepperoni, lunch meats, pumpkin seeds, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, trail mix, 
  • produce: grapes, tomatoes, berries, bananas, kiwi, baby corn, clementines, tangerines, peaches, cherries, sprouts, apples, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, melons, plums, peppers, carrot, celery, mango, pineapple, cucumbers, mushrooms, raisins, and cranberries
  • grain: crackers, breads, rice, tortillas, and pastas
  • relishes, dips, and sauces-peanut butter, apple or pear butter, yogurt dips, pickles, olives, hot peppers, and roasted red peppers
  • desserts and extras: baked chips, popcorn, chocolate covered something, cookies, mini-pies, puddings, jello, and just about anything salty or sweet 

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Sharon said...

My kiddos call those "snacky lunches" and it is a favorite. Looks delicious.

Unknown said...

We do that alot around here!!

Bethany said...

It is funny how the little things make my guys so happy!

Tess said...

When my girls were younger we would have something similar, though not as elaborate: different kinds of crackers, sliced cheeses and different fruits. We called it Wallace & Grommit because that's where we got the idea. Lovely memories for me and that platter of food looks yummy!

Bethany said...

How wonderful! It must be a great idea if everyone does it! :)

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