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#1 shanni  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 5:21 am

I've never done it, and have no idea how to! I know seems crazy doesn't it:eyepoppin There's going to be between 27-30 people. I am getting 1lb Roast Beef 1lb Turkey Breast 1lb Chicken Breast 2lbs American Cheese 1lb Honey Ham 1lb Sweet Virgina Ham 1lb Bologna 1lb Salami 1/2 lb Swiss Cheese 1/2 lb Provolone Cheese Anything I'm forgetting? Also anyone happen to have a pic of what it should look like when it's all on the platter? Any help is appreciated! Thank you

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 5:23 am

You could use olives and or grapes as garnishes to lay around the tray to dress it up.

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 5:24 am

For some reason when I post the link it doesn't send to the right page. There are a lot of good pictures if you google meat & cheese tray then click on images.

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 5:26 am

What else would you serve with this other than a couple different salads?

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 6:14 am

Cheese ball and differant types of crackers maybe?

Here's a great cheese ball recipe that I got from the Kraftsfoods magazine.


Party Cheese Ball


Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 3 hr 15 min
Makes: 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each


2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. chopped red bell pepper
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
Dash ground red pepper
Dash salt
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans



BEAT cream cheese and cheddar cheese in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
MIX in all remaining ingredients except pecans; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
SHAPE into ball; roll in pecans. Serve with assorted NABISCO Crackers.


You can also form these into logs or even balls the size of sausage balls. I'm going to try the logs this time so I can just slice it.

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 6:17 am

Or maybe even slice up summer sausage and cheddar cheese w/crackers and spicy brown mustard. They have a huge summer sausage at Walmart for $4.98. I've been eating this stuff all week for lunch. lol.

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 6:20 am

Baked Beans, veggie tray?

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 6:22 am

Baked Beans, veggie tray?


My husband would die if he didn't have his baked beans, sadly I will probably die after he has them:yuck:

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 6:24 am

I would add some fancy bread and condiments for a sandwich spread if needed.

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 7:02 am

Get a large round platter. Line with leafy green lettuce or foil, roll the meats around the platter. I use black olives and green olives for presentation or in the middle put spicy mustard for dipping. I also like to buy hot pepper cheese. Great with the meats you are having

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 7:40 am

I saw this on another website.. Start with a bed of green leaf lettuce to cover the tray. Use three different meats sliced thin enough to roll and three different kind of cheese. Stack the cheese evenly and then cut in half. Then kind of zig zag the cheese as you stack it on the tray. You will divide the tray into thirds with your cheese. Then roll your meats and cut in half and stack in rows between the cheeses. In the center make a bed of lettuce and put drained baby sweet pickles. And someone suggested using a cookie cutter for the cheese. (to dress it up alittle)

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 9:34 am

a side of brushetta

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 9:48 am

Some great ideas, thanks a bunch!:D

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 10:06 am

Why do I venture into threads like this? I always leave hungry :(

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 10:26 am

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This one looks yummy to me. :yup:

Ok, that's supposed to be a pic not a link. :insane:

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 10:39 am

I cant get the pic to post either lol

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 10:41 am

Wouldn't it be easier to just order one? Cheaper, too.

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 10:45 am

I was going to just order them, but after researching the prices, it's actually 1/2 the price of buying one and double the amount of meat.

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 10:48 am

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Well, that one worked. :confused:

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 10:55 am

what about a bread bowl with spinich dip or ranch dip inside and the pieces of bread to dip it in or even crackers to dip in.

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 11:23 am

dont forget the baby dills or the gherkins pickles

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 11:57 am

dont forget the baby dills or the gherkins pickles


OMG that wasn't even on my list!!

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 12:11 pm

You could always put hummus in the center of the tray, walmart and sams have it ready to serve in lil containers or make your own taboli-it's very easy and goes well with a sandwich tray

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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 1:11 pm

Why do I venture into threads like this?

I always leave hungry :(


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Posted Dec 19, 2006 - 1:16 pm

I would add the pickles, olives green and black (whole/pitted), tomatoes, and maybe some pearl onions

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Posted Dec 20, 2006 - 10:24 am

what about a bread bowl with spinich dip or ranch dip inside and the pieces of bread to dip it in or even crackers to dip in.


Mmmmm....my favorite! No one else here eats it, but I usually make one and eat almost the whole thing once or twice a year, lol. I love it with the marble boule bread. Sometimes I also serve it with Fritos scoops for extra dipping. The bread doesn't go as far if you really hollow it out well. I think I'll make myself one of these next week.

Great thread! I think I will make one of these trays for New Years and make my life simple. BJ's has GREAT prices on lunch meat and cheese. Land O Lakes American is only $2.99/lb there vs. $5.99/lb at the grocery store. :)

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Posted Dec 20, 2006 - 3:49 pm

we always have gerkin pickles.




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