Keeping snacks and desserts as natural as you can will help keep little fingers out of the holiday food fair until they are ready to serve.
Place a selection of fruits and small cheese packets in an area where all can see and reach.
Easy Cucumber Salsa
I'm so happy that I found this recipe again, I thought I had lost it forever. When you have your own garden, there are always plants that grow more than you can use. This recipe is a good one to have on hand when the supply of cucumbers exceeds the demand.
You Will Need:
2 cups of finely chopped, seeded and peeled cucumber 1/2 cup finely chopped and seeded tomato 1/4 cup small chopped red onion 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley 1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped [optional] 4 tsp minced fresh cilantro [if you do not have fresh cilantro, use celery leaves] 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed 1/4 c sour cream 1-1/2 tsp lemon juice 1-1/2 tsp lime juice 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately but can be kept for 48 hours, if refrigerated.
This salsa can be used with tortilla chips, crackers or other vegetables for dipping. It's also wonderful as a side salad when placed on a bed of greens.