Looking for easy last minute appetizers for a crowd? These antipasti skewers are the perfect party food.
Well that was fun right? Did everyone have a nice holiday?
I have to admit, ours was pretty perfect. We jetted down to San Diego for the day on Christmas eve to attend our best friends annual party. There were gift exchanges, great food, hilarious and very excited children, new babies to hug, and lots of smiles and laughs.
We made it home that evening in time for The Hubs to make his famous overnight breakfast casserole and eat our “Santa cookies”. The next morning we spent a lazy day eating, drinking, spoiling the dogs and watching movies.
People asked me why I didn’t stay longer in San Diego. This is why. I absolutely love our non-committal, freeform holiday. It’s so nice to have zero obligations.
As tradition in my house dictates, I spent today cleaning and packing up all the holiday decorations and the tree (the holiday is OVER, no need to linger), and am now turning my focus to New Years Eve.
Generally The Hubs and I could not care less about New Years Eve. It’s just another night around here, and we rarely both make it until midnight, but this year our dear friends are coming from Seattle, so I want to make it at least a little festive.
You know someone is your best friend when your text conversation goes something like this;
Jenny: What if we come for New Years?
Me: Does this mean we have to go out? (filled with dread)
Jenny: We’d prefer not to.
Yesssssssssssss. Love my hassle free holiday friends! You get me!
With that being said, The Mazzeo’s are our biggest foodie friends and not a gathering goes by without some fabulous food and drink. This year I’m cooking up a little antipasti buffet starting with these super simple skewers made with True Story Foods sausages that you can get at Sprouts Farmer’s Market.
Pair these with some dips, a few crostini options, lots of fabulous wine and a shit-ton of confetti I’m sure Jenny is packing in her suitcase as we speak, I think this New Years Eve is shaping up to be pretty darn rad.
Stay tuned to see if we are actually able to stay up until midnight.
Get the recipe for antipasti skewers below
More easy party food recipes
- 1 10 oz pacakage True Story Foods Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage or substitute your favorite flavor of sausage
- 1 jar Sprouts sweet and spicy cherry peppers or substitute your favorite pickled vegetable
- 1 package Sprouts cheese curds or substitute your favorite cheese
- 1 package fresh basil
- Slice sausage into coins
- In a pan over medium heat, cook sausage, stirring frequently, until brown on both sides. Remove from heat and cool.
- Meanwhile, remove several cherry peppers from the jar and pat dry. Slice into roughly 1/2 inch sized pieces.
- To assemble the skewers, rip a small piece of basil and skewer, followed by a slice of pepper, a cheese curd, and finally a sausage coin.