Simple Caprese Appetizer

Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours! I pray you are spending time with your loved ones and treasuring the simple things in life.

Our sweet old man kitty Pumkin went to heaven yesterday. He has been a part of my family for 10 years and his passing was sudden and unexpected. It has given me pause and time to reflect on how important each moment is.

Simple caprese apetizer

The past year or so I have realized that is really the simple things that are the best things in life. Like this appetizer for example. Three ingredients yet so cheery and festive. It looks special and help you feel fancy yet is a snap to assemble and requires no cooking! I can’t take all the credit as I saw it on pinterest and copied it but I can take credit for these lovely pictures.

Do something special and simple with your loved ones today- homemade hot cocoa, a simple treat like these caprese bites, roll out and cut out some store bought cookie dough, anything really. It is about family and time together not about the presents and perfection.

Simple Caprese Appetizer
stolen from a pin I saw but forgot to pin

1 pint cherry tomatoes
basil leaves
1 tub small balls of fresh mozarella (marinated or not)
balsamic vinegar
olive oil

Take on tomato and skewer it on a toothpick. Next add a basil leaf then a ball of mozzarella. Lay them out in a single layer on a serving dish. Sprinkle generously with salt then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and a touch of olive oil. Try to not eat them all before they leave the kitchen.

Simple caprese apetizer

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