When it comes to appetizers before a holiday meal, especially on Thanksgiving, I like to keep things incredibly simple. There is always more than enough going on with the meal itself, and making complicated appetizers is just so unnecessary. Sparkling cranberry brie bites are about as involved as I am willing to get for a holiday meal, but more often than not a simple meat and/or cheese board is my preference. Judging by how well received this has always been with our guests, it is clear that I’m not the only one who thinks cheese and crackers are basically the best snack ever.
Of course even if you are doing something simple, you still want to do it right. Not just any old crackers or cheese will do. My absolute favorite type of cracker is one I usually buy at the store. It includes various seeds, nuts and dried fruit. While I adore the store-bought version, they are ridiculously pricey. I was thrilled to come across this homemade version. Since the ingredients are items I have on hand the majority of the time, this is a far more economical option than the purchased variety.