April 27, 2011

Anti-Recipe: Low Tech Apps


Remember that movie Mermaids where Cher was the mom and she served her daughters nothing to eat but hors d’oeuvres all the time? I could never figure out why Winona Ryder got so upset when Cher cut her sandwich into a star shape…it seemed fun to me!

I don’t usually bother with appetizers when dining at home, but I sampled some tasty treats at an event recently that may have changed my opinion. Served by Nashville-based catering company, The Chef & I, these one-bite wonders kept us coming back for more.


Here’s the anti-recipe:

  • Rounds of crusty Italian-style bread…this loaf had a garlic flavor
  • goat cheese
  • blackberry preserves (look for local, it’s always best!)

Something about the tartness of the goat cheese and the sweetness of the blackberries made this the perfect combination. I’ll definitely be whipping some up for a snack soon. And if you’re in Middle Tennessee and need a caterer, check out The Chef & I…the I refers to Miss Erica, a fabulous lady with a personality and a half! If this tells you anything about how fun she is, when I was worried about having less than great breath after eating them, Erica said eating goat cheese was like drinking vodka….no detectable smell. I’m still not sure about that one!

Happy Hump Day lovebugs!