Once in a while, I hit on a brilliant idea, mostly out of necessity! When my serving space, during an outdoor dinner party, became cramped, I thought of other cheese board ideas and came up with “going vertical”. This vertical appetizer was the hit of the evening! It was so easy! I’ll show you how…
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Don’t you love when you hit upon an idea that is brilliant? This doesn’t happen very often at all but when it does it’s almost magical! While setting an al fresco table for a group of friends I ran out of room for the appetizers. So instead of spreading the appetizers out like I normally would, I went vertical!!! How smart was that?
I used a stately silver tiered tray to plate the appetizers! Easy and pretty. Functional and fabulous. Just my style…
You can find the silver appetizer tray HERE.
I’m all about easy appetizers! If I cook dinner I buy appetizers. Period! And you can get some pretty delicious bites at your local grocer’s.
For this vertical appetizer I bought fruit already cut up in the produce aisle, meats and cheeses from the deli, crackers, and olives and pickled veggies from the olive bar. Couldn’t have been more simple!
The key to making an appetizer look scrumptious is to make it colorful! YUMMY!
I arranged the appetizers on a pretty tray.
Add some cute plates and napkins and you are all ready for your guests!
Here are some fun appetizer combinations for your next get-together!
- mini quiche
- crab puffs
- mini hot dogs
- mozzarella balls
- bruschetta and toast rounds
- artichoke hearts
- mini egg rolls
The next time company’s coming think VERTICAL!
What is your favorite easy appetizer?
You might like to see my HOLIDAY VERTICAL CHEESE BOARD