The best of a midday snack will fill your tank back up to keep you going both in pleasure and in taste. Like with all things, I think that the presentation of food is important. Even a little snack should make you feel grateful & happy which, for me, means putting it on a plate or in a bowl that makes me enjoy the snack just that much more. So, aside from our set of dishes I have a few one off plates, bowls and trays that bring me joy just to see. This tray is probably one of, if not the most, of my favorite dishes.
The back story: From conception to the final product, this tray means so much to me. I made it in a ceramics class that my mom and I took together. When my grandma was still alive she was known to take an inquisitive look over at your plate and wait patiently for you to notice her. Once you did she'd ask what was on your plate. After responding, we'd then ask her if she wanted some and depending on what it was she'd answer either "I might like to try to a little" or "I might like to try some." I knew I wanted this legendary response incorporated into my kitchen and know I'm so glad that I do.
Now onto the snack! A few crackers spread generously with triple cream brie cheese, a dollop of fig preserves, and a sliced Bosch pear on the side. It is equal parts crunchy, sweet, creamy, salty and all parts perfection!
all photos for by way of ney