Sunday, July 24, 2011
Lets make an appetizer!
These are one of my fav appetizers for spring and summer....they also happen to be my nieces fav of all time and she asked me to make some for her wedding shower that we had today......I thought I would share how to make them...they are SO easy and yummy!
Just a few simple ingrediants.....cream cheese...and what could be bad about that? also the Pillsbury tube of french bread....a packet of good seasons Italian dressing mix and a cucumber, or whatever you have fresh....
Now does anyone remember these bread tins...they came in the flower shape and a heart shape from Pampered Chef I think. YOu can still even find them sometimes on ebay. If you dont have one...you can just bake the bread in a loaf....it will still be yummy..just not as cute:)
Bake the bread in the tin according to directions....and if you use the tin..check on it because sometimes it takes a little longer.
I get the whipped cream cheese, its just easy to spread and Im all about easy.
Mix the cream cheese and the dressing mix...
let the loaf cool for a while...
slice the bread into thin slices with an electric knife....
see how cute.....for Valentines Day you can do the heart tin and put a little red food coloring in your cream cheese!
I use a madeline to slice my cucumbers..this time I used the little persian cucumbers...but use what ever you want.
I went out to my garden and cut some chives and grabbed a couple of little tomatos...oh and I cut some parsley for garnish...
Spread the cheese mixture on the bread and garnish
and here you go.....sort of like fancy little cucumber sammies...so cute.
Sometimes I put a little shrimp on top...you could do olives...really anything you like..
The possibilities are endless.....use whatever you have or that is in season!
They make a refreshing appetizer when its hot out...and it WAS HOT!!!!