Appys make us ‘appy!

When DH and the kids and I became a family, I was introduced to the concept of popcorn and apples for dinner for Saturday night. I was a slow convert – I like dinner to be dinner.

But the kids love it – no pressure to eat anything they don’t like, and it is easy and sort of festive.

My take on popcorn and apples is Saturday appetizer night (which is sometimes on a Friday). Lots of easy little nibbles.

Because I am trying to increase my cooking prowess, when we did this last Saturday night, I added an actual appetizer that was something other than chopping or opening. I made little Croque Monsieur amuse bouche. Almost doesn’t count because it is just putting cheese or cheese and ham into prepared puff pastry and, well, chopping. But they were delicious.

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This was paired with veggies, pears, apples, hummus, olives, cheese, and crackers. And was a hit.

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I served myself a heaping plate of appetizer happiness with my favorite low-rent cocktail, diet ginger ale in a can. Klassy.

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