Sunday, May 9, 2010

Carmela Soprano and Anna Sultana's Antipasto (Appetizer, Maltese Style)

Sometimes the recipes in Entertaining with The Sopranos are on a level with a recipe for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  

They involve food and certain things are expected.  

The sandwich: bread, peanut butter and something fruity.

The Antipasto: cold cuts, cheese, olives, mixed pickled veggies and tomatoes.  Anchovies on a separate dish because Paul hates them.

But, I mean really, does anyone measure out how much peanut butter or jelly they shmear.  No one throws a hissy fit if someone uses marmalade or jam.  It's just a sandwich.

What's with Carmela's Antipasto?  She's got it measured out - 4 ounces of one kind of cheese, 8 ounces of another.  Same with the cold cuts and veggies.

Give me a break. 

Antipasto is the original pot luck dish.  What you got is what you get.  It's a simple thing to throw together for casual get togethers and holiday meals.  

Paul and I threw together a platter before our friends dropped in for my birthday.  We didn't measure anything.

Of course I'll make it again.

Another recipe down.  Sixty-three more to go. 

Happy Mother's Day.   

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