I don't always cook 3 meals a day (though I know you think I do).
Usually on Friday nights in the warm weather, we like to have a light dinner of antipasto and snacks out on the patio with some wine. Friends usually stop in on their way to other places, or sometimes they never leave.........see last summer's antipasto party post.
I like to make my antipasto platters from whatever I have in the house, a sort of clean out the fridge at the end of the week meal. They always consist of meats and cheeses with olives, and maybe some chickpeas from a can thrown together with a vinaigrette and some leftover vegetables.
The only purchased item is a fresh loaf of bread or baguette.
This weekend's antipasto consisted of the last of the hard salami, some jarred artichokes with my leftover sundried tomato dressing drizzled on top, a wedge of Roccolo cheese & some amazing herbed light pink prosciutto from Emiglia Romagna that I had used in a chicken recipe during the week.
I had some good Italian olives, some almonds and dried dates thrown in a bowl.
I decorated the bowl with some beautiful chive flowers from our garden, and we were ready to go! Stop by and enjoy!