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Thanksgiving Appetizer- Vegetable Turkey Platter!

Need a quick, cheap, and easy Thanksgiving appetizer that is a crowd pleaser?  Look no further!  Last year, I posted this turkey that we had at at our Thanksgiving…healthy and a hit! 


Here’s what you need:

1 cucumber, sliced thinly

1/2 stalk of celery, cut into 2 small pieces about 3-4 inches

2 full peppers of any kind (I used 1/2 green, 1/2 yellow, 1/2 orange, 1/2 red for color but to save money you can just buy any 2!)

1 bag baby carrots

What you do:

Place thinly sliced cumbers into a circle, layered on top of each other, in the center of a large serving plate.  Place celery below, cutting slits out for the talons.  Cut off the top of one pepper(for the face).  Then cut the remaining pepper in half, and thinly slice from there to create the scallops of the feathers around the cucumbers.  You can use part of the colored peppers for the face of the turkey (and then I used chocolate chips for eyes).  Place baby carrots around the top of the peppers, creating the outer layer of feathers.  Refrigerate until served!

I cannot believe Thanksgiving is less than 48 hours away.  I am so happy to be going home to see my family! 

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?