We had a little get-together the other day, it was SO much fun! We had quite the spread, too. Our menu was. . .
Sunshine Dip with Assorted Veggies
Artichoke Tapenade with Assorted Crackers
Tossed Green Salad
Summer Lasagne (recipe courtesy of Marie at The English Kitchen)
Fondant Covered Cake Pops
Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream
Ranger Cookies (recipe coming soon on Songberries)
Here's my recipe for the tapenade! It is SO yummy and comes together in under 5 minutes!
¼ of a red onion, coarsely chopped
1 clove of garlic, coarsely chopped
2 (14oz) jars of marinated artichokes
A hefty handful of olives (I like kalamatas, but you can use plain ole black olives in a pinch)
½ cup (or more) parmesan, grated
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
Freshly grated black pepper
In your food processor, buzz the onion and garlic together until finely chopped.
Toss in the artichokes, olives, cheese, vinegar and pepper and buzz until it’s all very finely chopped.
Scoop out into a pretty bowl and garnish with a few more olives. (I ran out because I was making penguins too!)
Serve with crackers and veggies. (Also is fantastic spread onto a sandwich!)
The kids and I have been having fun at Grandma’s house! We made a faerie out of bits and pieces from the yard and the little kids had a blast playing hide and seek with her!