Summer Party Appetizer Board

by Lynne on July 1, 2016

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The 4th of July is just a few days away and I am greatly looking forward to it. This is the one summer holiday where our whole family congregates, if they’re anywhere nearby, szroom, like the ends of two magnets. From babies to nonegenarians, a big jumble of folks related by love and DNA. Actually, we don’t have any nonegenarians yet, as I am the matriarch at 70; however, I am planning on being one in about 20 years. The oldsters, including me, congregate in the air-conditioning around the kitchen table, away from the youngest mob that are outside running and yelling. This appetizer board is for us old geezers to nosh on while were reminiscing about the old days, like our childhoods in the 40’s and 50’s. Yea, we go back a long way. Of course, the younger ones stop by and grab a bite, and undoubtedly get razzed about some tricks they got up to when they were kids. We know all about them, cuz we watched them grow up. Yes, I’m really looking forward to it.

So, I may be old, but I’m not a luddite. Yes, I did have my little Nokia cell phone for about 15 years or more, but it worked great. Calls went out and calls came in, and it stayed charged for a week. It was perfect. Then I got a letter in the mail saying my phone would no longer work in a few months, so it was time to electronically move into this century. Those rats! I had been putting it off for so long. Why did I need to be carrying around a little computer anyway?

Long story short, I am now the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S6. And the reason I’m bringing this up is because the photo of the appetizer board was taken with my phone camera. Not exactly like my Canon, but not too shabby. I think I’m going to enjoy my new acquisition. No laughing….

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Summer Party Appetizer Board

Hard-boiled eggs
Genoa salami
English farmhouse cheddar cheese
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Rainier cherries
Apple slices
Raincoast Crisps –cranberry hazelnut
Keebler Club crackers
Sourdough crostini buttered
Dalmatia Fig Spread
Basil pesto
Grey Poupon Country Dijon
Sundried tomatoes

Smoked oysters
Cherry tomatoes
Ritz crackers
Baby artichoke hearts
Red onion slices

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought July 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm

I want to dive right into that gorgeous board!

Armymum July 5, 2016 at 6:39 am

My favorite kind of eating….. & no laughing here, I still have my Tracphone…. As much as I would love to have a smartphone, I just cant justify the cost/monthly bill….

Gail July 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

OMG! I came on here because I saw a reference to a recipe I wanted to look at and the first thing I saw was that BOARD! I am officially your biggest fan now! There’s a local restaurant that does a charcuterie board I adore, but it’s not close to as gorgeous as that! Sadly, I am on a largely vegan, gluten-, sugar-, and-all-yummy-vices-free cleanse for the next couple weeks, so I have saved that picture in a post-cleanse-food-porn folder and will take a gander at your other recipes. But thanks for the amazing idea!

Lentil Breakdown August 15, 2016 at 7:44 am

Wow, that board is amazing! Congrats on your new acquisition!

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