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perfect antipasto

perfect antipasto

Happy First Day of Fall! I welcome this season more than the rest every year. There's just something about that crisp air that makes the soul feel good. It surely made my Monday brighter. As most Southerners know, any and every day of Fall we seize as if it were the last- because it very well could be. I spent the weekend in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama looking for a wedding venue. To my surprise (and relief) we found one and have officially set the date. I will announce and talk all about the time and place on another post, sooner than later! For now, I will give a hint: It will take place in my favorite season of all. Now, onto the food portion of this post. Below is the most perfect antipasto platter I ever did see. Yes, I feel comfortable stating this even though I took part in creating it along side Anna Howard of Anna Howard Studios. Balance is such a key when creating an antipasto platter to your liking. Always subject to its own personality depending on the creator, you can use it as a versatile "use what you have" platter for any party. A dish that is easy, will appeal to the eyes AND the tastebuds...what's not to love? In the words of my gal, Ina, "how easy was that?"

Antipasto Platter

Ingredients

  • Prosciutto
  • Sun-dried tomato ham, thinly sliced *I always get Boar's Head
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Bocconcini (mini fresh mozzarella)
  • Asiago cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Marinated olive medley *I got from the olive bar, can't go wrong
  • Sweet cherry peppers
  • Figs, whole and quartered

Directions

Just assemble the platter on a large dish or wooden board as seen in the photo.

Until next time, happy eating.

*All photos included in this post are by Anna Howard of Anna Howard Studios.

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