Have you ever volunteered to bring a dish to a friend’s house after a busy work day? I’m usually tempted to buy something ready made…and sometimes I do (even a foodie has to know her limits). However, with a little advanced planning you can personalize this quick dish.
I decided to bring something reasonably small. I visualized how the little bowls and mini colander will fit on the platter and what will be in them.
I secure the various serving pieces and add a few ice packs to my handy tote cooler.
Deciding what will go into the containers is next. Fresh fruit would be perfect in the mini colander.
Next I needed to chose what would go into the white bowls. I decided on a mix of green olives stuffed with garlic cloves and little sweet red pepper from the take-out olive stand at the grocery store. By the way, those little red gems can be stuffed with both sweet and savory nuggets for another fun snack.
I was pretty excited I remembered these brightly colored picks to make serving and enjoying this appetizer even more fun.