Our new apartment has a wonderful balcony with a view, and there’s been a number of evenings when I’d rather watch the sunset than spend much time in the kitchen. On those days, I just try to scrounge up enough little dishes to make a dinner of h’ors d’ouevres — or should we call them mezze, appetizers or noshes?
Bread or crackers are essential, in my book, and they invite toppings, spreads and dips. Of course, appetizers go well with a glass of wine or a gin and tonic or a sparkly drink — my current nonalcoholic favorite is grapefruit juice and sparkling water.
Do you feel the need for something more substantial? A grain salad like my Triple Lemon Bulgur Salad will go very well with the lighter noshes, and be nutritious as well. Just make it earlier in the day or even the day before.
Who needs dinner?