Super Easy, Crowd-Pleasing Hors d’Oeuvre

Iphone photos Sept 2015 517Did your week nights just suddenly open right up?  I’m kind of scared to say it out loud, but ours sure did.  We may have lost an hour on the weekend, but in the all-too-brief post-season, we gained four hockey-and activity-free nights this week!  Time to have friends over and see people again!!

Got plans to have friends over?  You can make this delicious and dead simple party platter in less than five minutes.


shallow, rectangular serving platter

1 small package of goat cheese

1/4 cup best green and black olives, pitted

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

five sprigs of fresh rosemary, one stripped and roughly chopped

baguette or crackers


Smear the goat cheese over your serving platter.  A square or rectangular one works well for this so you can frame it with four sprigs of rosemary.  Sprinkle olives and chopped rosemary over the cheese and drizzle with olive oil.  Garnish with sprigs of rosemary.  Serve with fresh baguette or crackers.  That’s it, that’s all.  So simple, so delicious.

With thanks to my friend Valerie, who brought this to my house and I feasted on it and thought I’d died and gone to heaven.  Valerie got the recipe from Kirsten, of Palmerston Design, who decorated Meg’s house, who is one of our guests this month.  We’re keeping it all local!