I’m a planner. Mid-March I started planning what I’ll be serving at Easter. You might be wondering to yourself after reading that and thinking, "This lady is slightly crazy to plan in advance." Well, I’m pretty sure I am! But I LOVE the hunt of finding a new recipe and like to see my family's face light up when they taste something new and delicious.
On top of planning I also like to provide options, since not everyone likes certain foods and kids are usually on the picky side. For anything with nice, robust flavor, I usually make a "safe" version as well to satisfy the preferences of the whole crowd. Sometimes I can’t decide on which version or flavor of something to make – like lasagna. There are so. many. options. And when I can’t decide what to serve, I opt for a "build-your-own bar" type of thing.
This is where the Bloody Mary Bar comes in – made with our Zesty Bloody Mary Starter. It’s perfect for brunch, afternoon pre-dinner and ideal for adults AND kids!
My kiddo doesn’t care for the tomato juice but will snack all day on the fixings and the yummy Zesty Snack Mix (also fun snack to customize) made with the Zesty Bloody Mary Starter. (Do kids ever stop snacking?)
It’s so easy to prep! Mix up the Zesty Bloody Mary and put into a pitcher. The alcohol can be separate (this is where the kid-friendly part comes in). I also made the Brown Sugar & Maple Bacon Seasoning according to the directions on the package. Serve with cubed cheese, lemon and lime wedges, pickles and celery!
What do you like to put in your bloody mary? Let me know!