This is such a simple idea, it seems almost elementary to post it. Recently when I was in need of an appetizer, I was tired of the common veggie tray. I’ve seen this idea in various forms, and it was usually in a special cup or container. Here you can utilize an inexpensive, small clear plastic cup, with a scoop of homemade Ranch - loaded with those crisp vegetables standing at attention.
Serving buffet-style for showers or other celebrations is always a little tricky. Will you have enough? Will they like it? What do you do with leftovers when it’s over?
I’ve always thought that homemade ranch dressing or dip tastes so much better - but you can’t beat the convenience of bottled dressing.
To save time, do your prep work on the veggies the night before - keeping them bagged and ready in the refrigerator to assemble just before serving. They also hold up pretty well if you assemble them the night before - just be sure to generously wrap them in plastic wrap so they stay fresh.
For directions, hints, and further ideas on how to use these healthy little appetizers, go to: