My aunt and uncle threw a little soirée to welcome my cousin home from his deployment in Afghanistan and they asked that everyone bring something. So what was the first thing that I did??? I excitedly went running to Pinterest looking for appetizer ideas. I wanted something that would travel well, wouldn't need to be warmed, and would be easy to eat. Within seconds, I found it! Antipasto skewers! The Hungry Housewife offered a great recipe.
I mixed up the original recipe to better suit my taste...and make them a bit more substantial...because lets face it, bigger is better! Also, with the tortellini, I guess it's not really antipasto, so I call mine the anti-antipasto. Ian did cut the skewers down a bit so they would fit on my dish, and it also helped the food to fit perfectly without too much skewer left over. So, here's what I ended up with...
- Large green olive
- Cheese tortellini - cooked and marinated in balsamic vinaigrette overnight
- Provolone cheese
- Cherry tomato
- Marinated mozzarella ball
- Black olive
If you know me, then you know that I definitely obsessed over the order of the tasty bites for quite some time. I wanted the skewer to be a journey of sight and taste...kidding. But yes, I did obsess over the order.
So easy, huge hit...and no leftovers :(