The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. In less than a month we bought a house, packed up our old apartment and moved, went to two weddings, helped throw an engagement party, relaunched this website, all while doing all that fun everyday stuff like working hard and trying to get settled into our new home. I may be the only person in the  world who thinks her life may actually slow down at the holidays this year. Part of our lives’  recent craziness was rooted in the fact that we were overlapping a few weeks in our house and apartment, which lead to a lot (a lot!) of driving back and forth between the two locations and wondering at which house half our belongings where located at any given time. Our hour-long drives to and from the new house happened after work, in between errands and events, and unfortunately meant we were taking a lot of meals on the road too.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetI got the idea to create a little ‘to go’ snack plate to keep us sane and fed and away from the neon-glow of fast food drive-ins. A few of my favorite ‘to-go’ snack items that I mixed in: Grapes or dried fruits (something sweet!), roasted nuts or these delicious herbed macron almonds (something salty!), my favorite Trader Joe’s crackers (something crunchy!) and these little individually wrapped Alouette Le Petite Fromage cheeses (something savory!). Add in a few festive cocktail napkins and a small utensil, and we could have mini-picnic in the car when we were en route to our many stops into Home Depot and Target — which are two places you don’t want to walk into hungry and cranky!
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetPlease note: This post was sponsored by Alouette Le Petite Fromage, all opinions, ideas, recipes and photography are my own. And yes, I really did eat all of that cheese.