Thanks goodness its Sunday and I can be lazy all day! 😉 Last nights party was a success but my head is hurting a bit from too many glasses of wine…….! I have already cleaned up all the dishes and put my house back in order, which is always the hardest part. This year I was smart and only served one hot apply that required heating in the oven, so when the guests arrived I didn’t have to do anything but get them a drink. 😉 My cranberry sangria from the previous post was a hit!
My boyfriend wanted to serve his own signature cocktail so he made all the fellas “old fashioned” drinks, they were a hit. They are way too strong for me with mostly bourbon and no juice but a good stiff man drink! 😉 The menu for the party consisted of savoury and sweet tapas. We served coconut shrimp with sweet chilli sauce, a meat and cheese board with olives and dried figs, a chèvre and blubbery jam tray with crackers and bread. I also served some of my homemade holiday baking, which included my coconut snow balls and gingerbread cookies as well as mini cheesecakes. My signature tapas is the mini cherry tomato, bocconcini and basil skewers with balsamic reduction. They are always a hit and super easy to make! I hope this post inspires you to throw your own little party. 😉
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
- 2 containers of mini bocconcini balls
- 5 sprigs of fresh basil
- 30 toothpicks
- 2 tbs balsamic reduction
- Wash the tomatoes, then skewer the cheese, tomato on the toothpick.
- Rip the basil into small pieces and add them to then end of the skewer.
- Layer them on a serving dish and drizzle the balsamic reduction over top.
- Serve and enjoy.