Hi guys! I’ve been sick for the last week and haven’t really had the energy to write many posts, though I did try. Fortunately I’m feeling better now, and wanted to share my antipasto platter with you!
Last night two of my friends – Meagan and Matt – came over, to play Mario Party 10 with John and I. If you haven’t played Mario Party 10, I definitely recommend it if you have enough controllers (and friends) to play with. It’s full of fun mini games and really brings out the competitive nature inside everyone, while remaining lighthearted and fun.
So, after being stuck in bed all week, I decided to do something fun for when our guests came over. Some of you might remember my first edition of Boss Babes, where I featured Your Platter Matters. I’ve been wanting to try make my own antipasto platter since the first day I saw those incredible platters, but there was never an occasion for it. So, I thought this was the perfect time to create one. It definitely wasn’t at Your Platter Matters level, but I was still pretty proud of it – and it got a good reaction from everyone else too.
As soon as I woke up in the morning, I decided to get the base of the platter ready. We were planning on setting the Wii U up in the upstairs lounge room, so I moved the square table that is normally used as the coffee table out of the way and replaced it with a rectangular one. Then I gathered up some of my bread boards, trays, and cute little bowls and arranged them on the table, in a disorderly, random kind of fashion – which is what I was going for.
John and I then headed to the supermarket a few hours later – we had a lot of fun picking out everything, though we did go a little overboard… we didn’t end up using a lot of the stuff we bought, and still had too much food on the table. Oh well, go big or go home, right?
Once we got back home, it was sooo hard not to set up straight away – however, since there was a lot of meat and foods that should be refrigerated, I managed to wait until Meagan sent me a message saying they were leaving in an hour. An hour sounds like a lot of time to simply set up an antipasto platter, but it’s necessary! Quite a lot of that time was spent slicing the bread and pepperoni/kabana (damn blunt knives). The rest of the time just flew by – they actually arrived before I had finished setting up, but were good about waiting until I had taken photos of the antipasto platter to show you guys before digging in!
Having a huge amount of food to arrange was a little overwhelming at first, but it definitely got easier as I went on. I started with the baby spinach leaves and rocket – I laid out a line or two of them on each board, as well as positioning them under each bowl. Then I arranged a few slices of ciabatta loaf near each allotment of spinach leaves, followed by the strawberries. From there, I kind of just placed everything randomly and hoped for the best!
The photos don’t really do it justice, but I hope you liked seeing it anyway!
I would absolutely love to see pictures of any platters you’ve created at home, work, etc!
What would be on your dream platter?