Monday, September 9, 2013

Fun Appetizers



Caprese Bites


Last night for dinner I did something a bit different... we had no company (though it looks like it, right?) but I wanted to make a couple of fun appetizers before our main course.  A friend of mine had recently given me some of her cherry tomatoes (thanks Cheri!) and I still had some fresh basil from our garden.  You know me - I love caprese.  I even have a pinterest board dedicated to all things caprese.  Making these are super cinchy - cut off a small piece of tomato so it lies flat, then cut a circle with a sharp knife on top and scoop out the innards with a small melon baller.  I placed a basil leave in with a halved Ciliegine mozzarella ball .  A bit of fresh pepper and olive olive finished it off.  So refreshing.

Next up came from the farmer's market.  When I went on Saturday, I was so enticed by the smell of melons that I had to have one.  The aroma from the stand was heavenly!  To dress it up a bit I wrapped a thin slice of prosciutto around it - sweet and salty!  This melon actually tastes like candy.


We aren't always so fancy pants around here especially with no company but I just felt like kicking it up a notch tonight.  Our main course was ribs (pre-made) and potato salad.

Well, back to the work week! Have a great week!!

18 comments:

  1. These are fun! Easy to make and easy on the eyes. YUM! :)

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  2. Beautiful photos! The fresh melon looks so good :)

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    1. Yes, it was awesome - the best I've had in a long time!

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  3. Deb, the melon looks great but those caprese bites looks absolutely fantastic!!! Thanks so much for sharing - pinning! Have a happy Tuesday!

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  4. I'm a big fan of caprese too! These look so pretty. I love easy ideas for appetizers because I'd rather spend my time on the main course and dessert.

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  5. Such pretty photos!! Makes me want to eat my screen. :)

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  6. Deb, These appetizers look so elegant yet easy to make...love that! I had to pin these.

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  7. I absolutely love the way you presented the caprese bites! I usually do mine on a toothpick, but I'm going to do these next time.

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  8. Those little caprese bites are so cute, Deb! YUM!

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  9. Hi you appetizers looks so pretty and cute! I saw it on best of the weekend.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  10. Good for you to make these healthy and fun appetizers without company... we shouldn't always need an excuse to eat good food. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

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  11. Hey Deb, these look wonderful! Thank you for sharing them on Foodie Friday last week, I've featured them on today's party.

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  12. Sometimes the simplest things really are the best! I love the caprese bites!

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  13. those cheese bites look awesome!

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  14. These are both perfect little bites!

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  15. I love simple, fresh appetizers like these, Deb -- these are so perfect for any type of gathering and they look so elegant, too!

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