Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Day Appetizers

More Valentine's Day food!


So I had no idea what to serve for my Valentine's Day Wine Tasting. I knew I was serving desserts, and some fruits & cheeses, but I felt like I needed something else. Jon came home from picking up some strawberries for me and suggested that I just put out roast beef on some Pepperidge Farm Very Thin Wheat Bread.


Yay! Great idea!

Open Faced Roast Beef Bites

So I grabbed the bread and started cutting it into heart shaped pieces.
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I whisked up some Garlic Oil and Tuscan Seasoning.
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And brushed it on the bread hearts.
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I just baked them for a few minutes until they were crispy.

I also ran the crusts through the food processor and will use the scraps as bread crumbs.

I didn't want my crispy bread hearts to get soft, so I just put them aside until a little while before my guests were arriving. Then I assembled them.


Roast Beef with slices of grape tomato and dill pickle with a nice stone ground mustard.
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I felt like I still needed something else and since I was making pizza for the kids before wine tasting, I decided on little heart shaped pizzas!

Heart Shaped Mini Pizzas

I cut heart shapes from Boboli Thin Crust Pizza Shells. Then covered them with sauce, cheeses and pepperoni and baked them until they were golden and melty!
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Both of these appetizers were wicked quick and easy and everyone enjoyed them!


9 comments:

Mom on the Run said...

What a cute idea!

Who doesn't love pizza!

Joelen said...

Who knew the simple heart shaped cookie cutter could provide some wonderful appetizers! Great job!

Bob said...

Nice. ;)

Spryte said...

Have heart cookie cutter... endless easy appetizers are at your finger tips! hehehe

Michele said...

Yay for Jon! That was a great idea! Both appetizers are so cute! I'm glad you used the bread scraps as breadcrumbs, I hate waste!

Carolyn G said...

Wow what a great idea for appetizers. These look delish and easy to make. I will definitely try these recipes.

Spryte said...

Michele - Jon was FULL of great ideas Saturday! It was awesome!

Carolyn - they were SO easy!

Tangled Noodle said...

These are so adorable! I really need cookie cutters of all shapes - they make simple appetizers look so festive and fun.

Spryte said...

I have two HUGE Rubbermaid containers filled with cookie cutters. It's cool have every occasion you can imagine!