Sunday, April 29, 2012

Anti-Anti- Pasto

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...

  1. Large green olive
  2. Pepperoni
  3. Cheese tortellini - cooked and marinated in balsamic vinaigrette overnight
  4. Provolone cheese
  5. Cherry tomato
  6. Prosciutto
  7. Marinated mozzarella ball
  8. Salami
  9. Black olive
I thought a small Parmesan chunk would be a nice touch...but pricey!

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 :(

1 comment:

  1. OK so these look delicious! Can you make them to bring to my house someday? I could never do justice to your creations!!! And by the way, I love reading this blog so please keep it up!!