Catherine McCord of Weelicious

I basically have a one-track mind this year and it revolves around putting my favorite foods, family and friends in one place.

Thanksgiving is all about the cheese, right?! Or is it the turkey? You need some serious appetizers while waiting for that bird to finish cooking.

A beautiful party platter is exactly what you’ve been looking for. You put a little of this and little of that all in one place. Your guests can graze all they want and fill up on their favorites. Here’s the how-to from Weelicious:

Ultimate Thanksgiving Party Platter
Prep Time: 0 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins

•  brie
•  manchego cheese
•  goat cheese
•  blue cheese
•  aged cheddar cheese
•  baguette, sliced
•  breadsticks
•  dried apricots
•  dried figs
•  cashews
•  sesame coated almonds
•  pistachios
•  grapes
•  blackberries
•  persimmons
•  pomegranate seeds

1. Arrange the large items first to anchor the platter.
2. Chop the fruits and veggies into bite-sized pieces and arrange decoratively around the board along with the remaining ingredients.
3. Contrast is key. Try to place dark foods next to light foods to add variety.

Will you be making a Thanksgiving board? Tag @weelicious and @newjerseyfamily on Instagram!

Catherine McCord is a model turned Food Network judge, founder of both Weelicious and One Potato, and author of 3 cookbooks.