I say that Triscuits are is the 'easiest' appetizer - but really, the easiest appetizer is probably good 'ol chips and slasa. But sometimes a girl's gotta get somewhat creative, and upgrade a bowl of chips to something that looks like it took a lot of effort. And whenever a girl's gotta do that, she turns to Triscuits. This girl in question is actually me. Triscuits are my happy place.
I wish I could tell you that my favorite appetizer is some sort of complicated puff pastry concoction, but truthfully I haven't mastered puff pastry, and puff pastry also usually makes me sick because I lack enough self control to stop at the third serving.
Anyways, puff pastry lover or not, Triscuits are my main squeeze in the appetizer department. I always follow this formula (I failed math, but I do remember f(x)... I wonder if my math teacher had turned functions into Triscuit word problems I might have passed?). Here we go:
f(triscuit) = something savory + something sweet + something crunchy
The something crunch can often be the Triscuit itself, but crushed nuts are a really great option for this. I usually reach for a bit of cheese when it comes to something savory, although salami or prosciutto are also great options.
Now for my favorite part, which I could go on like Bubba and his shrimp about, the something sweet. Strawberry jelly, blackberry jam, fig preserves, sliced watermelon, maple syrup, raw honey, dried cranberries, cherry jam, sliced figs, fresh pears... I could keep going for about 10,000 more words, but I will stop, because I want to keep a shred of my dignity in tact.
Triscuit Combos that Rock
Disclaimer, Triscuit is not paying me to tell you this. I wish I could squeeze some money out of that cardboard box that I love so much, but this is me just being real with you here.