Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

Most of the time I forget very important things like the fact that my kids are suckers for fun food presentation. During some halfhearted spring cleaning I found a neglected party platter in the back of cupboard. We’ve used this serving platter once at a party during the 10+ years we’ve had it. I was about to toss it, but then I had the most brilliant idea ever.

It felt brilliant because my youngest had been eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch with increasing frequency. Don’t get me wrong. Peanut butter and jelly is great, but not everyday. Lately, I don’t let my kid have any say in what will appear in her swirly lunch. “It’s a surprise! Don’t look!” But we might have an understanding that there will always be some raisins in the tail.

So if you were a sucker like me and bought one of these at Crate & Barrel years ago and you’re lucky enough to have a child old enough not throw it on the floor but young enough to still find it delightful, get busy and report back!

This could be fun with deviled egg trays too. Other bloggers, such as Muffin Tin Mom, have been there and done that. But I’m still feeling like a genius parent. Allow me a moment.


  1. Amy
    7:24 pm on May 28th, 2012

    LOVE this! My youngest daughter is all about presentation. She is only 7 but well on her way to being a party planner or a designer of some sort. She would flip over this!

  2. Anne
    8:25 pm on May 28th, 2012

    I wish I had a swirly plate hidden away…
    But you’ve got me thinking, I need to work on presentation. Great idea!

  3. That’s a great idea! The meal’s perfectly balanced, but it’s like impossible to find a plate like that hahaha