Oh I’m sorry, did you say Lazy? Girl? Appetizers? I almost perked up from my lounging to read about how I can be part of this group. I challenged Andrea and Amanda to create some apps for us people who only like cooking in theory (or watching cooking shows) and they delivered. Next time, please deliver them into my mouth – please and thank you. This stuff looks good, so let’s get into it.
Peach Caprese & Prosciutto Skewers
If you want to make it look like you know what you’re doing in the kitchen, add skewers to just about anything. These Peach Caprese & Prosciutto Skewers sound quite fancy, but they’re incredibly easy to make and they taste amazing!
– 3-6 peaches
– 1 container of mozzarella balls
– 2 packets of prosciutto
– 1 packet of fresh basil
– 15 – 40 skewers
– Balsamic vinegar
– Slice the peaches into small slivers.
– Add 1 slice of peach, 1 small roll of prosciutto, 1 basil leaf, and 1 mozzarella ball to a skewer in that order.
– Repeat depending on your number of guests.
– To create the balsamic reduction, bring 1 cup of balsamic vinegar to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let it cook for about 12 minutes.
– Set up your skewers on a platter standing up, and gently pour the balsamic reduction in quick lines, back & forth over the platter.
Spicy Mango & Red Pepper Salsa
Sounds intimidating, right? It’s actually incredibly easy. You literally just dice up four different ingredients and throw them in a bowl together. No cooking necessary!
– 2 mangos
– 1 red pepper
– 1/4 red onion
– 1/2 jalapeño
– 1 pinch of salt
– 2 tbsp olive oil (optional)
– 1-2 bags of tortilla chips
– Dice the mango, red pepper, red onion, and jalapeño and combine in a bowl.
– Add a pinch of salt.
– Add 2 tbsp olive oil (optional).
– Mix together and serve with tortilla chips.
Chicken Salad Endive Cups
Everybody loves chicken salad, but making it can take some time (and skill). Why go through the process of actually cooking when you can buy some yummy pre-made chicken salad from your grocery store? Liven it up by adding some sliced grapes and display them in endive cups to wow your guests. Even the word endive sounds fancy.
– 1 pint of store-bought chicken salad
– 1/2 a bag of red grapes
– 2-3 heads of endive
– Slice grapes in half.
– Fold in grapes to the store-bought chicken salad in a large bowl.
– Peel off individual endive leaves and set aside.
– Scoop chicken salad mixture into each individual endive leaf and serve on a platter.
I feel like I can do that. Hell, I don’t even have to cook the chicken (just by TJ’s “just chicken”). I can not-cook chicken any day…just watch me.
Thanks guys for giving me some options and making lazy look chic. Maybe that is what this series should be called – “how to make being lazy look really chic.” I’m running for president. Would you vote for that?
Creative Direction & Photography by: Andrea Posadas
Styling & Story by: Amanda Holstein