As many of you will know I am currently heavily pregnant and, as a result, very lazy! This means I don’t have the energy or stamina to be spending forever standing up in the kitchen preparing food. I’m not too happy about this because, as you may have gathered by now, I love being in the kitchen!
So this presented me with a bit of a challenge. I wanted a simple recipe that would look great on your party buffet tables this New Years Eve, but didn’t want to be stood up for ages. Then I saw these over at Cute Food For Kids and knew it was just what I was looking for!
What you will need
- Pitted Black Olives
- Any Crackers of your choice
- Any Soft Cheese Triangles AND/OR Hard Cheese of your choice
- Drinking straw or Small round piping nozzle
- a Cocktail Stick
- A small sharp knife or scissors
Firstly, cut the hard cheese into triangles or peel the wrappers off the soft cheese triangles.
Then you just need to sit down at a table with a chopping board, the olives, the items listed in ‘Essential Equipment’ and start carving!
Use either a drinking straw or a small round piping nozzle to cut out little olive ‘buttons,’ (The cocktail stick will be helpful to remove the olive from the straw/nozzle.)
Either using a sharp knife (I used a vegetable carving knife) or some scissors, cut out little triangles to use for the bow ties. I found it easiest to cut each olive into quarters and flatten them first.
Then place the bow ties and buttons on each piece of cheese and serve on crackers to your happy guests!
Ok, so they may be a bit fiddly & time consuming but look how cute they are!! At least you can sit down at a table and do the fiddly bit so you’re not on your feet for ages – definitely a winning point for me in my whale like state!
It’s worth the effort just to get great comments from your guests I think. And let’s be honest – you are definitely going to get great comments about these! They really stand out and look super smart for a celebration or party buffet table. A spectacular addition to help see in the new year.
And on that note, I hope you enjoyed the post you fabulous fabulous people!
I wish you all a very happy & prosperous New Year.
See you in 2015!