Sunday’s dreary weather put an end to our plans to bring friends out boating. Instead of going out, we spent the day being somewhat lazy (much needed!), working, and grocery shopping.
Since we weren’t getting together for the afternoon, one of the couples invited everyone over for an early Sunday night dinner. After a long day and night on the water on Saturday, an early, low key meal on Sunday was just what I wanted.
In addition to bringing some beverages, I wanted a simple appetizer to share, so I whipped up this easy roasted red pepper dip.
As with all of my recipes, I just eyeballed and tasted until I had the perfect flavor. I used about a cup and a half of roasted red peppers, a cup of crumbled feta, 1/3 a bar of Neufchatel cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.
I pureed the above ingredients together, then added some salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes for a dip with a kick.
Along with the dip, I brought a few Iggy’s baguettes, one seeded and one with onion. They both provided a soft, chewy dipper, but this dip was also delicious with Kashi multigrain crackers (when I was sampling), and would be incredible with carrot sticks or other veggies.
I love dips that can easily be pulled together for last minute entertaining. Good wine, friends, and music also always help.
What are your entertaining secrets? Favorite recipes, music, themes etc.?