I am a firm believer in having a snack or two available for hungry diners. To me, a nice bowl (or two) of delicious olives does the trick every time. You don’t have to spend time on preparations, just go to a good supermarket, or specialty shop, pick an assortment of olives in a variety of hues, and dump them into a presentable container.
Your guests will be happy enough to sip wine and eat olives while you frantically put the last-minute touches to dinner. This is what I did last night when my friends and family got a bit peckish while waiting on Christmas dinner.
Will tell you all about what was made in the posts to come!