Reference: Resolution posted 12/31/12 –eliminate unnecessary trash from our lifestyle
Since retiring, we find we do a lot more entertaining. And entertaining always includes food, at least appetizers! In the past, I would stop in at Costco and purchase a couple of pre-made packages to serve. I love Costco both for its prices and the way they treat their employees (good wages, benefits, and management philosophy) but wow, they package the heck out of their products.
Instead I have found inspiration (again) from Bea Johnson (the author of the Zero Waste website) with suggested appetizers from the bulk section of our favorite grocer or easy to make.
- Mixed Nuts
- Cookies (our grocer has three different types of “fig newtons” with either raspberry, fig, or apricot filling)
- Olives (from the olive bar)
- Candy (chocolate chunks or chocolate covered fruit)
Easy to make items include deviled eggs, toasted sliced baguettes with cheese, any kind of chopped veggie with a home-made spread.
We are also collecting wonderful recipes and ideas from others when we join them at their place!