Fall Grazing Board

Fall Grazing Board

This Fall Grazing Board is what was for dinner on Friday night. It can easily wow any kiddie crowd, or adult crowd for that matter. I hope it will make it’s way to your Halloween festivities this weekend.

Here’s how this happened:

We swung by our local market on the way home from school to grab what I thought was going to be play dough for some weekend fun, and when entering, there was a little table set up with festive baked goods. The kids begged me for this one lone pumpkin cake left on the bakery table, so we snagged it. My plan was to throw some frozen pizza in the oven for dinner and let this be for dessert. But when we got home, and I was unpacking the lunch boxes, my 3 year old, who was acting like she hadn’t eaten all day had found a banana and was about to eat all of it. A little too close to dinner for that, and then I thought, heck, lets just make the banana and a bunch of other no cook stuff be what’s for dinner.

Me: “Sure you can have the banana for dinner, but you have to give it to me, so I can cut it up and put it on your plate.”

Daughter: Shocked, and hands over the banana.

And that’s when this idea came to mind. Little by little, it turned into something that may become a once a season family tradition.

It’s all store-bought, and it’s fine! 

The Golden Rule:

No one eats or touches the cake in the middle until everyone has had some healthy stuff to eat first.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Find a cute seasonal cupcake or mini-cake at the local bakery and put it in the center.
  2. Use the picture to go from there.

Here’s the shopping list:

  • Triscuits (they look like hay bales)
  • 1 Banana
  • Banana Chips
  • Cashews
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 Apple (thinly sliced in rounds and half circles)
  • Cheez-it’s or something of the sort
  • Dried cranberries
  • Mini-muffins
  • White cheese cubes or cheese sticks in pieces
  • Baby carrots
  • Oranges