Originally Posted by sherin65
Dh's 50th bday is next week and we're having his family over. I'm making lasagna, salad, and garlic bread. I was thinking of making mozzarella/olive/basil skewers for an appetizer but don't want to "cheese" everyone out since the lasagna is loaded with cheese.
I need a couple of appetizer suggestions that would go well with the dinner I'm serving.
Since your main dishes are lasagna, salad & garlic bread, a few suggestions for the appys:
Arancini (Italian rice balls)
Black & green olives - I like your skewer idea. Perhaps you could add marinated mushrooms, cherry or grape tomatoes or roasted red peppers.
Carpaccio (if you are a fan)
Seafood cocktail (crab or shrimp)
Crab or shrimp Stuffed mushrooms (grilled portabellas)
Fried mozzarella sticks
Stuffed baby artichokes (shrimp & bread crumbs)
Prosciutto wrapped around melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon) w a few drops of balsamic
Here's a recipe I posted for Italian Egg Rolls:
For Constance - Italian Egg Rolls
Take a look at the appetizer recipes posted on this site from the members here. There are lots of great ideas. I have a recipe for a crab 'martini' (crab cocktail served in a martini glass). (How about tartufo (sp) for dessert? I have a recipe if anyone is interested -- and minstrone as a starter? ) Hope your dinner is a big success.