I need more nights like last night in my life. Laughter, a glass of wine, a few of my favorite girls, cheese and crackers. Perfect little evening.
Last night I hosted a Stella and Dot party for one of my closest college friends. I’m not one to usually like to host these kind of things because I absolutely hate feeling like I’m pressuring folks into buying something they don’t like. Therefore, I tried to keep it low-key and I think the girls ended up with some really cute stuff that they’ll actually wear.
Here’s a few of my favorite pieces:
Yep, those are going to be mine, too.
Now to the cheese and cracker part.
I kept it simple last night. I stress over the weirdest things so I decided to avoid that and let Trader Joe’s do most of my work.
Marinated mozzarella balls. Make it fancy by mixing with grape tomatoes. Simple. These were a hit.
Blueberry Goat Cheese. I.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e. I’m going to go ahead and say that this is my favorite goat cheese of ALL time.
Stilton with Apricots. I bought this because I had tried a white cheese with apricots before and loved it. I’m not sure about the whole “stilton” thing. It’s good but still a little “weird” to me. Maybe it’ll grow on me.
Served with Ritz Pretzel Crackers and Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins. The nut thins are fabulous. I finally saw them last week and grabbed a box of those and the pecan flavor. I neeeed to get my hands on the other flavors.
I also put out hummus and carrots for some snackage. And I made a sweet treat, obviously. Meemaw’s Texas Tumbleweed. Of course Paula would put potato sticks in a dessert. By the way, those potato sticks aren’t easy to find.
Only four ingredients.
Next time, I’d add some raisins or craisins into the mix. Love sweet and salty treats.
Thanks Ladies for such a wonderful middle-of-the-week-much-needed break!
What’s your favorite “easy” appetizer?
And are you obsessed with cute earrings like me?