Crackers....I'm thinking about the holidays in the 1950s when my dad would decorate crackers and serve as appetizers. I can picture him taking a pastry sleeve filled with cream cheese and applying the creamy spread ever so carefully to the crackers. Next he would cut pieces of lox and dress up a few rows of the cream cheese crackers. He might add cut up olives on top of the lox or leave a few plain ones for me (I'm not an olive lover).
After the cream cheese crackers, we would have the tuna fish crackers topped with a little tomato garnish. Another favorite was egg salad with a dash of Paprika.
Today, my party kitchen is loaded with Hummus and Avocado dips. My grown kids would never touch dairy and have an aversion to anything with Mayo.
Oh, how I long for some 1950s nibbles.
Vintage image from the collection at http://gogd.tjs-labs.com/gallery-view?year=1954
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