Monday, September 15, 2014


When I am pressed for time, too tired, lazy or because my daughter asks me if we can have food we can eat with our hands for dinner, I usually grab a bunch of cheese and dried meat from Santi's and pour myself a glass of wine and call it a day. There are days though, when I don't even have time to go to a deli so I make do with what I have at home. A platter like this is easy to make and quite filling, and does not have to be all fat (cheese) and sodium (cold cuts) I usually mix it up and add some veggies in the mix, plus I make my own cream cheese dip at home with half yogurt, half cream cheese, onions, garlic and some cayenne pepper to dip raw veggies in. I particularly like sweet cherry tomatoes and carrot sticks, but you can use whatever you like. A platter like this is a good compromise for me and my daughter, and easy enough to prepare when I'm exhausted. She even helps me out setting up the cheese board or whatever we use that particular day. So the next time you're too lazy to turn on the stove, look no further than your fridge's cheese section and vegetable drawer! Bon Appetit!

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