What a bad Catholic I am…here it is Ash Wednesday, and my post today is about wine and indulgent appetizers. Of course, no meat is involved, so perhaps it will be forgiven.
I used a large flower punch (from Stampin’ Up!, of course), then a smaller (3/4”) round punch to make a hole in the center. Then cut a slit from the edge to the center, and you’re done. If you wanted them to match a party theme, they could be the same paper, but use a silver Sharpie to jot down a name. Of course, it’s up to your guests to refrain from imbibing so much they forget what color they had!
Bleu Cheese and Fig Jam Crostini
Bleu Cheese, crumbled
Split the baguette lengthwise and butter lightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, until lightly toasted. Cut into 1” diagonal slices. Spread about 1 tsp fig jam on each slice, then sprinkle with bleu cheese. I found the fig jam at World Market…I’m always seeing recipes with fig jam and needing it.
These ideas should help you be ready for your next impromptu cocktail party, since both are super quick to do. A little touch of details, though, will make your guests feel extra special…even before they start drinking!
I’m linking this up to the Tip Junkie’s Tip Me Tuesday…come check out all the great ideas there!