Since we plan to entertain during the holidays, the more items I can make ahead and have chilling (or chillin') out in my freezer now, the better. I love Mediterranean flavors - tomatoes, olives, and feta, so a recipe that I can make ahead AND look like a rock star for making it sounds good to me!
I found inspiration from my Fine Cooking cookbook. I'm "retiring" the cookbook to Half Price Books, but I snagged a few recipes before parting.
|Ready to roll!|
Two teaspoons of filling per piece later, I had triangles of Mediterranean munchies fit for a casual get-together or fancy soiree. Well, at least I had unbaked, ready-to-freeze munchies.... They still required covering to prevent cracking and drying out, but they were at least done and ready to bake.
Once I had the triangles ready to freeze, it was time to bake and taste. A cook always does a quality check, right? Sometimes, my quality checks cause me to make a double recipe in the case of chocolate chip cookies and other desserts!
|Protect me! Hungry people are around|
But, I'm ahead of myself. Once I pulled these babies out of the oven (not the prettiest triangles of the bunch, but that's why they were my taste-test triangles), I wanted to sink my teeth in right away. Since I've learned tongue and mouth burns are both painful and tastebud killing, I waited a few minutes for them to cool. The results? Well, I think the picture tells the story. They tasted as good as they looked. Happy eating!