Have you ever had a grand plan and just plan forgot to do it? Doesn't sound too grand if one can forget it though. My sister-in-law's birthday is just before Christmas so I decided to have the family over for a birthday dinner celebration. Since I was also cooking on Christmas I knew I had to make myself keep it simple! My plan was to have an elegant appetizer and a main course that was fairly easy and could be made ahead. I succeeded with everything except that I forgot to make the elegant appetizer! There was plenty of food and it didn't even dawn on me that we didn't have an appetizer until we were just about to sit down to dinner. So much for grand plans!
That left me with the ingredients for a special appetizer and in need of a reason to make it...
When my friend gave me the recipe I raised an eyebrow at the numerous layers and ingredients but my friend assured me that this appetizer had been a hit at every gathering...who was I to question it....just go for it! These little morsels are delicious and were consumed (inhaled) by the group. One bite is just not enough.
Cracker Bread Bites
Lavash Cracker Bread
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Cut the cracker bread into rectangles (1 inch X 3 inches).
Place the pieces on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes, or until crisp. (Watch carefully so as not to burn.) The crackers when cool, can be placed in a ziplock bag until ready to use.
Spread a little pesto on the cracker.
Top with a roll of prosciutto. (I quartered the slice of prosciutto and rolled it.)
Add a small piece of Gorgonzola, drop/spread some of the jam, top with arugula leaves.
Place on a platter and serve!
Note: The original recipe suggested fig jam. I will be trying these with fig jam but I could not find any at the time and our Italian Deli was closed so I couldn't check there. I am anxious to make these again!
These were simple, easy and elegant! A real hit and perfect for the New Year!
I am participating in Sharing Sundays at Everyday Sisters! Today is their sweet and savory share day!