Cheesy Retro Party Food
Actually it's a picture I took from Christmas last week (with a bit of image manipulation, of course).
I got the idea from Go Retro's blog post about frightening festive food earlier this month. She posted this picture and commented on its similarity to a Christmas tree.
I thought that it looked easy (and cheesy) enough for me to have a go - so I did. I decided to use green grapes as well as the cherries to continue the Christmas theme. The cocktail onions were an after thought. It probably would have looked more effective with more but to be honest I got a bit fed up of it. Especially, as I could hear everyone else not in the kitchen enjoying themselves.
Here is a non-manipulated picture of my creation.
After Christmas dinner, we removed the table and chairs and set up snack and drink areas. I displayed the cheesy pineapple with the punch and the tiki bowl I got from the London Trader Vic's for my birthday. I borrowed the punch bowl from my friend. Now, I'm on the lookout for a funky mid century style punch bowl set for myself.
Although this 'project' was particularly easy, it has inspired me to try some other mid century recipes - preferably not the scary looking ones with gelatine and loads of spam.