As a hostess over the holiday, I tried to entertain smarter so I can spend more time with guests instead slaving over a hot stove in the kitchen. Over this particular holiday, I served smoke salmon on toasted sesame artisan bread from Ralph with cream cheese and capers. Bread is pre-sliced so I literally throw bread slices into the oven and toast until slightly crispy. It takes less than 10 minutes to make a platter for a houseful of guests.
Another favorite is mini sausage links of choice. I used turkey this time around. I am not a baking type of gal so Pillsbury croissant dough came to the rescue. Just unroll dough, cut into small triangles, enough to roll around these mini links. Everyone at the party loved these two easy finger foods.
These can be great as brunch food as well. The point to entertaining is to make life as simple as possible for oneself, yet still serving yummy food for the guests. What is your easy go-to finger food when you entertain?