I can't even begin to recall the numerous times I'd walk through the front door of the camp to find Papa preparing a plate much like the picture above. Crackers, cheese, pickles and kielbasa. He had the "gleam" in his eye, knowing he was making us all feel special with his offering. Who knows why some foods make such an impact, but this is one of my fondest. Maybe it's because we got to make our "own" choices - I don't know?
Today my kids enjoy this - I'd like to think as much as I did. We've added cucumbers and sweet pickles - and sometimes put various olives out too. My kids like pepperoni, but I'm a purest...Kielbasa or dry Italian salami all the way!