Today I'm not going to share a recipe, but more of a method for a quick and delicious meal. This is an extremely busy time for both me and my husband. We both work at a college, and this is the time of year when papers are due, students are panicked about summer plans, and grades are looming. Yet this is also the prettiest time of year here in Kentucky (at least in my humble opinion). The weather starts to turn nice, and we all want to spend time outside--not in the classroom, not in an office, and definitely not in the kitchen (especially when you have to work longer days because of the looming deadlines!)
And this is where my oh-so-imaginative (haha!) technique comes in. Put out a selection of meats, cheeses, spreads, breads, veggies, and fruit out and let everyone dig in! Our favorites include one to two meats (salami, sopressata, prosciutto, serrano ham, etc.), two to three cheeses (a combination of soft and hard cheese is best), hummus, and olives.
After a long day at work, it's awfully nice to lay out the already prepared ingredients, pour a glass of wine, and sit out under our newly budding maple tree. That's what I call an oasis in the midst of end-of-year chaos!
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