The last post, on Seven Simple Steps for Party Planning Success, was all about a canape and cocktails party I had a while back. The funny thing is, while it was a great party, I was a bad blogger. I only took photos of the party and not of the prep work, nor did I write the recipes down. So while I could recreate them, I think I’ve done you one better.
Below is a canape I recently made to bring to a friend’s dinner party and I think it’s easy, fun and most of all, delicious. But I will offer this; if any of the other canapes in the previous post really flicked your switch, let me know and I’ll do my best to get those recipes put together and posted as well.
There’s not much of a story to this dish; it’s just one of those things easy to put together on the fly and with many items I already have at hand.
I typically have a jar of marinated artichokes and oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes in the refrigerator; these are great ingredients for salads and pastas too. A log of goat cheese is usually there for my salads and you know I always have a freezer full of little jars of homemade pesto. Grab a baguette from the store and some fresh herbs and you’re good to go.
Here’s a shortcut tip; if you can’t get fresh herbs just use a bit of pesto in the goat cheese mixture.