On the menu was the usual medley of fancier dishes, Christmas treats, and Guyanese favorites.
My cookie sampler platter was full: sugar cookies, shortbread, Scandinavian almond bars, gingerbread, rum cake and fruit cake. As it’s mostly adults, I decided to go lighter on the sweets.
We also had a holiday favorite: cheese balls made of cream cheese and cheddar, goat or blue cheese, dipped in cranberries, walnuts or parsley for easy serving.
Delicious and pretty, I serve it with cute serving knives I bought a few years ago at Winner’s.
On the cheese tray, I also had slices of apples, grapes, walnuts with a honey drizzle, prunes and crackers. I have serving grapes in wine glasses for a few years now, as it is very visually appealing and balances out my tray!
For a snack, R and I made tortilla sushi rolls with carrots, cucumbers and smoked salmon. I served it with soy sauce, pepper and ketchup. It seems to be a hit!
For our West Indian crowd, I also made a tray of barra and dip that disappeared too quickly for me to take a finished photo! I guess that makes it the most successful treat of the evening! 🙂