It’s time to face the inevitable: it’s November, and that means we are entering the holiday season. And with the holiday season come holiday parties. And with holiday parties come HORS D’OUEVRES. And the only thing harder than figuring out how to spell hors d’ouevres is figuring out what they should be. I’m all for a good cheese ball, but there’s nothing like coming across a new nibbles idea that is both easy AND delicious AND different. Because after the nibbles you still have the main course, the dessert, and the holiday cards that all still have to be done.
Help is on the way.
Here’s my latest favorite appetizer (and my extended family? If you are reading this? Spoiler alert!).
All you need for this one is a nice french bread baguette, your favorite jam (I like fig, but peach or apricot will work just fine), and a nice soft triple cream cheese – Brie, Camembert, or my current obession, D’Affinois. A little fresh chopped thyme and you are in business. Cut the baguette into thin slices and spread each slice with a little jam – I used fig jam, but peach or apricot would work just as well. . Slather on a bit of soft cheese. Sprinkle a few bits of chopped fresh thyme. If you want to get REALLY fancy, grind some fresh pepper on top.
That’s it – you are done! Not even a recipe needed. Put them on a nice platter, pour some mixed nuts into a bowl and now all you have to worry about is the next two courses. And the holiday cards. And the shopping. Ho ho ho!