I love to entertain, but I tend to get a little type-A about it. It’s fun to put out an impressive spread, serve tasty wine, and show off an impeccable apartment. Unfortunately, that usually means scrambling beforehand, because let’s get real: my apartment is never spotless, and it’s a lot of work to prepare a great meal.
Lately, I’ve been doing things a little differently. I like to start things off with a great dip or spread, served with fresh veggies and crackers. Then I follow things up with an easy dinner (like pizza made with premade crust) and finish with a dessert from the bakery. How simple is that?
Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite dips.
Creamy Ricotta-Blue Cheese Spread
- 1 15-oz. container ricotta
- 4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- Salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Serve with crackers and veggies. The spread is also delicious spread on toast for a snack (my favorite way to eat it).
What is your favorite easy recipe to serve guests?