Updated: Nov 16
Considering that Halloween is the kick off to the official kid holiday season, it should be no surprise that Behr started contemplating costumes and candy selection weeks ago. We had to go to several Party City's to get his costume. And one day, he and I had a ten minute conversation about what we planned to eat on Halloween.
If it were up to me, I would make a huge pot of chili with all the toppings -- shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, oyster crackers ... all the good stuff. No one in my house will eat chili, so that's a bust. This means I have to develop a plan that's more sweet than savory, and more cute than substantial.
If I have to develop something for a group that needs to be both aesthetically pleasing and delicious, I'm going to build a snack board.
I love charcuterie. I told Hubs a few weeks back, if he really wanted to romance me, he'd take me to a cozy little place that had cocktails and charcuterie boards. And he was not allowed to complain about how expensive it all is. That last caveat is probably why we have not made it happen yet.
I've been none to make a fine snack board in the past.
What I love about it is the nibbling nature of it. It's not like devouring a whole meal. You can sit around it and grab whatever you need. I also love the variety or mixing the savory, the sweet, the acidic, the astringent, the savory, the crispy, the chewy. I even love looking at it from an aesthetic standpoint: the colors, the textures, and the shapes.
And they are not at all hard. It's just assembling things. No cooking required. If you are someone who thinks their kitchen is just the room that holds their cereal boxes, then a snack board is a perfect way to impress some friends at an impromptu holiday drinks party.
I located a photo of a Spooky Snack Board on Pinterest and texted it to Behr while he was riding the bus to school.
Here was our inspiration -- direct from Pinterest.
By the time we were done we had decided we needed cheese, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Cheese Its, Cheeto Puffs, pretzels, Ghost-shaped Peeps, Almonds, Peanuts, Biscoff cookies, apples, candy corn pumpkins, Hershey's Cookies and Cream mini bars.
I also got in the mood and pinned a bunch of other Spooky Snack Boards. Check out what I discovered over on my Pinterest Page.
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