Hors d' oeuvres
|Setting the table for my guests. Notice that I included flowers even a champagne glass of chocolate ( every womens dream : )|
This last week I had the opportunity to serve Hors d' oeuvres at one of the events held by the group 'Sisterhood' all of these things were completely fun and exciting for me to make. It does take a little more time to make for instance 30 Hors d' oeuvre than it would for instance one huge thing because you have to do it over and over again in tiny forms
|Here I made a fruit basket out of a whole cantaloupe|
Notice how I served everything on silver serving trays to keep that hors d' oeuvres feel.
|Here I had flavored crackers with a homemade salmon dip, a few different sauces and spinach and bacon quiches|
I did not have all of the utensils that I would have needed in order to better do this for instance tiny muffin trays or even if I would have found tiny cantaloupes, watermelon or any fruit of that sort and if I had a little more time on my hand I would have done one of these fruit baskets per guest. that would have been nice. But as you can see here I made loads of finger foods and even the things that were not finger foods I decorated it to the best of my ability to make it all look appetizing.
|I made mini hotdogs, a cold cuts porcupine is what I call it where I wrapped a cabbage with aluminum foil and on toothpicks put cubes of cheddar cheese, olives and cooked hotdogs pieces and mini dulce de leche filled chocolate muffins.|
Whenever you serve anything, whether it be to family, guests, special occasion. Bring out your best dishes. Be creative. One misconception that some people have is the thought that you need to have money in order to make things look nice. You have to spend alot to have your food or table look nicely decorated. It is not true. You just need to be creative with what you have.
|I simply made a cake and decorated it with coconut, strawberry and blackberries|
I was creative in making these things but now as I look back at the pictures I can see many ways that I could have been even more creative. If I had more time or thought of this or that it could have come out much better. Be creative. A garnish can be made with anything edible. Be creative and create.
So the next time that you have guests over or want to go all out to set the table for someone use hors d' oeuvres. Tiny little decorative pieces that don't even look like they were made to eat : )
From My kitchen to yours