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Nov 25, 2013 08:49 AM

Relish Tray

I was just wondering if people still put these out for Thanksgiving and if so what do you put on it?

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  1. I do! I still use my mom's 70's format.
    Baby dill pickles
    bread-and-butter chips
    olives (garlic stuffed green olives, pitted kalamata, brine)
    roasted red peppers
    stuffed celery (cream cheese based stuffing)

    this sits next to the bowl of mixed nuts w/ nutcrackers and picks.

    1. reminds me of Gram's house...she used to put green onions on hers too

      1. Definitely, gherkins, various olives,, celery stuffed with peanut butter, claussen dill pickles. One relative I know also does hearts of pal, artichoke hearts.

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        1. re: LisaN

          I thought I was the only person who put peanut butter on celery...Good to know!!!

            1. re: lpatter

              What? only person who puts peanut butter on celery!! That's a childhood favorite, I don't bother spreading, just dip and go or mom would do the cute ants on a log with raisins sprinkled on top.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                The stuffed celery was a HUGE hit with the kids (my dozens of cousins and me) at TDay and at Christmas. On Christmas Eve, when my Aunt Dora would put out a plate of baked stuffed shrimp for a first course (I know...the grown ups would have one or two with a cocktail) we would have fallen upon the platter and decimated it, but we got our fill of celery while the grownups noshed. Nobody felt deprived, either. Good stuff.

          1. stuffed celery (cream cheese and chopped olives)
            carrot sticks
            black olives
            alongside a bowl of Marcona almonds

            1. Sixties/Seventies-style would include ripple-cut carrot sticks, celery, olives, pickles, radishes cut into roses, and cheddar spread with little garlic toasts. A dish of "fancy" mixed nuts might be alongside.

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              1. re: sandylc

                this is the one I remember.

                I was SO proud when my grandma showed me how to cut my radish roses, and to notch the ends of the celery, then soak them in ice water so they get curly.

                1. re: sunshine842

                  Oh, my, I forgot about the curly celery!

                  1. re: sunshine842

                    Oh, and the veggies were all soaked in that ice water until the last minute before serving, so that they were icy cold and wet on the divided serving plate.

                  2. re: sandylc

                    my mother in law was famous for her radish roses .And her 6 layer frosted cake , anything else , not so much .... good memories .