Are you ready for snacks upon snacks upon snacks?!
Cause I think it’s about that time.
You guys, I am pretty sure there’s nothing better than a giant spread of appetizers. I only recently got into making and eating appetizers, but I am now HOOKED. Not only are they fun to make and put together, but umm, appetizers/snacks may just be some of the most delicious foods…
Hello, cheese, hummus, veggies and fruits.
All my favorites!
Here’s the deal. This week is clearly shaping up to be all about summertime food, cookout recipes and fuss free cooking. Basically everything you need to have a KILLER summer AND do all the entertaining…and eating… you please! YESS. The week before Memorial Day is all about preparation around here, eeer, well I mean preparation in the sense of breaking out all the summer recipes and just getting excited, you know?
In reality, I am not prepping a dang thing at the moment. Currently I am running around like the crazy person that I am doing too many things and trying look somewhat put together…not going to lie, I don’t look put together, but then again I don’t really care either (I mean really, whose going to see me?).
Come tomorrow I may try to like brush my hair or something, since I will be in New York attempting to teach two-hundred plus people about food photography…YIKES. Speaking of which, a lot of you asked why I am headed to New York. I’m going to be co-hosting an event with FeedFeed, Samsung and a few other bloggers on food photography. I’ll be making a recipe and talking through my photo process…should be very interesting. Also, you should know, I have never talked in front of a crowd before…again YIKES, but times like four!
So yeah, that’s what I will be doing tomorrow. Then I’ll be hopping right back on a plane tomorrow night only to get home in the middle night and drive an hour and a half back up into the mountains. Why… because um work, and um, I am so behind, and um, HELP!
Oddly, I’m not stressing out too horribly, although I should be… give me a few more hours, it’s gonna kick in.
This Greek Inspired Antipasto Platter.
I’m kind of OBSESSED with it. I mean, so many good things all in one place, plus endless amounts of carbs for dipping and scooping. So my kind of thing. 🙂
Here’s how this works. Typically an antipasto platter is made of heavy thinly sliced Italian deli meats, veggies and mozzarella cheese. I took that idea and twisted it slightly more in the Greek direction, so that it’s now kind of a Greek meets Italian appetizers. Basically it now has EVERYTHING.
Okok, so in no particular order, let’s go through the platter…
…goat cheese stuffed sweet cherry peppers
…assorted deli meats
…roasted red bell peppers
…marinated feta cheese
…fresh fruits + veggies
…fresh pitas, pita chips and breadsticks…duh
See, EVERYTHING you need for an amazing platter!!
Best part is that this is really simple and quick to throw together. Most of the ingredients are actually store-bought or fresh and then I’m giving you my two easy recipes for marinated feta cheese and marinated olives. Don’t let the ingredient list freak you out, it’s just a mix match of ingredients. All you need to do is arrange them on a platter and call it a day.
Done and DONE.
OH and the whole platter can be made in advance, covered and kept in the fridge until ready to serve. Just add the pitas, chips and bread sticks before serving and you’ll be good to go. Simple enough, right? And perfect for Memorial day!
Thinking major YESES all around here. Bring on the snacks. ?