My family got together one Saturday afternoon recently to celebrate Mother’s Day. We couldn’t get together on the real day so we just made one up.
Our theme was a little Italian sandwich party. Read up — as it was a smashing success and would work great for Father’s Day.
The essentials: fresh organic bread, buffalo mozzarella, balsamic glaze, olive tapenade, basil, Genoa salami, dilled Havarti (not so Italian but oh so essential), argula and dried black olives.
We laid everything out and everyone made their own.
I’ll give you the fancy-pants recipes for my two favourites.
Drizzle a little olive oil on bread, followed by olive tapenade.
Add a layer of fresh tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil. Stop with fresh pepper and a spoonful of balsamic glaze.
Salami and Argula
Drizzle a little olive oil on bread, followed by olive tapenade. (Olive tapenade is to me what butter is to other folks.)
Add arugula, salami, sundried tomatoes, dill havarti and dijon mustard.
Serve with fresh veggies and extra olives. Buon appetito!