No matter what the season or time of the year, I'm often faced with the following question: "What should I make for_________?" From potlucks to romantic dinners for two, I find some sort of thrill in putting together what I consider to be, the most ideal recipes given the circumstances and taste buds of my faithful inquirers. But the second the Holidays have made their presence known (I find CVS and the like to be among the first to jump that gun), is when the questions really start trickling in. Consistently.
"What should I make to bring to a holiday cocktail party?"
More often than not, I want to respond with, "Well, there's always pizza..." to which I think most of you want to laugh while simultaneously socking me in the face. I love my readers!! No worries, though. I get it. You're over it. I killed it for you.
And yet, they always go over so well whenever I serve them.
But for the sake of not suggesting the "P" word and saving myself from a shiner, here are a couple of ideas that would go over smashingly at any of your holiday cocktail parties this year. Just one question: Where's my invite? 'Cause this girl's got far too many festive cocktail dresses that are waiting, somewhat patiently, to celebrate the season.
crostini with goat cheese, orange, red onion, and mint
(Spread goat cheese onto crostini. Top with a salad of orange segments, chopped fresh mint, finely diced red onion, salt and pepper.)
(Omit the tomato but add chopped avocado to the salad. Make the bammy in 2" rounds.)
And since the Holidays just maniacally scream cocktails (c'mon, something's gotta save us from awkward encounters and occasional--err, inevitable--family bickering) I suggest whipping up a large pitcher of my Pomegranate-Lime-Basil Martinis. And keep 'em coming.
Happy Holidays! xo.