Veggie Christmas Tree

A couple years ago my husband and I hosted a Christmas – our first since undergoing major construction on our house. One of my favorites from this party was a Christmas tree I made frrom vegetables.

I purchased a white styrofoam cone as the base for this “veggie platter”. I cut pieces of broccoli and using toothpicks inserted them into the cone until it was covered. Strips of orange and yellow pepper were also attached with toothpicks to resemble the garland around the tree. Cherry tomatoes made perfect ornaments! Finally, I spread cauliflower around the base as snow.

The only problem was at the end of the night we were left with a LOT of veggies because no one wanted to dig into the tree!