Last Minute Appetizer Ideas

December 31, 2013

NYE tends to be one of the most stressful days of the year for me.  I always forget about it/put off planning anything, and then a day or two (or the day of), I’m running around trying to make plans – when all I usually want to do is sit on my couch and drink some champagne.  No matter your agenda for tonight, it never hurts to have a little cheat sheet of last minute appetizer ideas for any impromptu guests or plans.


Here are some of my favorite that we have created this holiday season:

Whipped Ricotta with Pomegranates and Mint 

  1. Add whole milk ricotta to a food processor and turn on for 1-2 minutes until cheese gets to your preferred whipped consistency.
  2. Sprinkle in freshly ground pepper and sea salt. Drizzle with high quality EVOO and sprinkle pomegranate seeds and shopped mint leaves.
  3. Enjoy with flat bread or pita.

Basil & Apricot Bites

  1. Mix goat cheese with chopped basil to taste (I used 4 oz goat cheese to 1-2 Tablespoons) in a bowl.
  2. Spoon a teaspoon of the cheese mixture onto a dried apricot.
  3. Top with a marcona almond and drizzle with honey.

Apricot with Basil Goat Cheese

Beggars Purses 

  • We opted for the “save time” route by simply forgoing the actual creating of the purses and served them blini style – which was just as yummy!

Beggars Purses

For some more entertaining ideas check out here!

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  • Reply Maggie January 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Oh wow these look amazing!

    Where do you get your salmon roe? I’d like to figure out a good place to get some too! I’m LOVE salmon roe.

    • Reply Laundry in Louboutins January 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      We actually got ours at Costco! I’m pretty certain it is a seasonal item, but is worth it to call ahead and check… super affordable (per usual), and tasty!

      • Reply Maggie January 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

        I’ll have to keep a look out! Thanks for the tip!

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