Right now I'm tweaking the menu. Appetizers are on my radar today. I've been trying to decide whether to fix unusual things that would likely require buying more groceries. For instance, I have this wonderful shrimp appetizer I would love to fix and is extremely easy versus an awesome, flavorful Zucchini Spread which takes about 5 minutes to fix and I have the zucchini already canned up. It really is difficult to decide. Hubby and I eat very well, so much of the time, that some of the really cool things that I prepare have become old hat to us. Here in Indiana when one says shrimp they are saying something really special, because we can't grow shrimp; but when you say zucchini you think – yikes, we had a garden full!!!! That's my dilemma. But . . . I've decided to go the zucchini route and let the chips fall where they may.
I definitely do not want to fix heavy dishes before dinner but want small savory starters to get my family craving more. I thought I would fix a large glass platter containing -
Luncheon meats rolled with colored toothpicks pushed through the center;
Marinated mozzarella cubes;
Pickled cherry tomatoes;
Marinated red peppers;
Crackers topped with goat cheese and a slice of cowboy candy or chutney;
Zucchini Spread with crackers;
Jalapeno Cheese Dip with crackers; and
Big bowl of taco chips for Bean and Corn Dip and Tomato Salsa.
I'll also put a little plate of cookies out. As of today I haven't decided what I'm fixing to drink. I considered Lavender Lemonade, Peppermint Tea and Regular Tea but may opt for a Hibiscus Punch. Who knows!!
Yep!!! These are just the appetizers! Tomorrow I tweak the meal! LOL!!!