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Hi I’m, Betty welcome to Betty’s kitchen. Today We’ll be preparing together a relish tray and it’s going to be super healthy and I think you’ll really going to like it because it’s going to be tasty and it’s going to be colorful and something that looks as good as this relish tray is going to look is going to taste even better. I will say the things that are going in here. We have some cauliflower that is fresh and what you want to look for in the grocery store and in the private section is a cauliflower that doesn’t have any black spots on the top. If it started to deteriorate you’ll see that it’s beginning to mildew or go bad on the top. Here we have some ripe tomatoes those could be cherry tomatoes, think those are kind of rounder than this. These are kind in a shape of Roman tomatoes but they’re tiny.\
I have a red bell pepper and I have a green bell pepper. We’ll cut those in to rings and by the way the cauliflower cut into four as that be manageable for your finger food .We have some broccoli here and you want to get that roots nice and fresh. You don’t want it to be limp or anything and I will cut that in the fours that are manageable .All these things you are to wash and dry and I’ll dry them with paper towel. You can use kitchen clothe if you want too, it has to be clean. Now all of the entities we have here have been shown to you if you have noticed in my quick tips. We made some cucumber slices that little fancy that look kind of like flowers and you know one thing look good, they just taste better, so that’s why I did that. We get some radish roses, a cup of rice, one that fans out and also one that is cross hutch. So you can use those however you like. We got some pair of curls and we got some celery that has been made to fan out.
What I’m going to do now is to start with the cauliflower and you just get in here and use a smaller knife like a pan knife and cut not all the way down to bottom because that would be kind of tough and you’ll get something as probably bigger than just finger food. Cut it into pieces like that and we’re going to place on your tray will be fine, I’ll take care of that, I’ll get back ready for you. With our red bell pepper it’s going to be in rings so let me start appearance somewhere. We’ll just get some nice rings that look like that, same thing with the green pepper to get to show you that. Our broccoli is kind of like of the cauliflower just go to a place where it connects to the stem and use a small knife; cut that off that would be nice over here at the position you decide to put this ,so we’ll get that and all of these are ready to place.
So give me chance to put these together and we’ll going to come back at a really nice relish tray. So here’s our finished relish tray and how pretty is that. What I’m going to do in arranging this is to try to separate the colors of it and also put the larger things could be inside if you have an oval plate like I have which is very large. Put the large things inside and then watch your way to the outside of the smaller things, also like the colors since I had something that was going to light green here I want it something was red in the side also dark green comes in immediately and it some more red over here and I then I have some quite an orange, so lot of contrast as your eye moves across the tray. Now, I wanted to do the relish tray for a couple of reasons. One is because you’ve been asking me. Some of you have been asking me for diet food or low calorie food or something would work for diet. So what you have here is something that has very few calories because there is no fat and its vegetables that would be some sugars but it’s not like you’re eating fruit even. These are all vegetables so I did stay away from processed products like pickles and olives, jalapeno’s.
In fact I’m not saying you have to do that. You need to make your relish tray out of whatever vegetables or even fruits or processed combinations that you like. Another reason I made was that Fourth of July was coming out and sometimes you have something to feed a lot of people and you wanted to be inexpensive and very easy to fix. That easy as this to fix and it just matter this and you don’t have to be fancy with this but if you are just washing them the night before and cutting them a little bit or putting a tooth pick in, whatever and waiting till the next day to see your result. And then again do remember the fat free dip we made recently? This was dill wheat dip that I used on party rye bread but it’s great with something like this. Just take a cucumber and dip it in and it’s going to be a wonderful taste. I don think I’ll try to talk through this, so we’ll just leave it at that. I hope you enjoy this.
PS, I was thinking that you might wonder what was I’m going to do with all of this relish tray because it’s just me and my husband as you know and this is before the Fourth of July, so we’re not having anybody over right now. I’m going to separate these out, kind of in two equal portions having them a properly and put them on maybe two gallon size zip lock bags and stick them in the refrigerator. Then every time I open the refrigerator door I’ll be reminded to eat something healthy. It’s much easier to eat something healthy if it’s right there in front of you and prepared like this will be than to have to get the carrot out and wash it and make it into crab sticks or something like that. So it might keep me from eating any candy bar or something like that. So give it try.