Originally Posted by Half Baked
Hummus would be inexpensive but the pita bread might be redundant. I guess you could use the flatbread with the main dish.
I did think of hummus... but agree that it wouldn't be best choice if we use flatbread on the plate. Although, the appetizer is not served at the tables.
Here's the setup: The appetizer is set out along with the beverages (usually iced tea, water and coffee) as the ladies gather. They serve themselves at the beverage / appetizer tables, then sit at tables; program begins, luncheon is plated up in kitchen and served to the tables, then individual desserts(or dessert trays are carried to each table sometimes), then speaker.
So, maybe the pita bread won't seem so redundant, especially if it looks
different, cut up a different way or something. I'm still trying to picture what it would look like on the plate with the other two dishes. The other down side to hummus is that we've done it before, and we try not to repeat ourselves, which is getting more difficult now that we're about to complete our sixth year of carrying on these luncheons, served seven times a year since 2000.
Well, I'm off to the planning meeting. Thanks for listening.