Welcome to our Happy Friday Night! Almost every Friday night I make an appetizer and cocktail for my husband and me to enjoy after the kids are in bed. It's a nice way to enjoy the end of the week without having to pay a babysitter. This was last week's fun.
The cosmopolitan is one of my favorite cocktails. I mix 1:1 ratios of lemon vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice with the juice of half a lime. Shake well with ice, strain, and serve with a lime sliver.
This appetizer is from one of my girlfriends and it is so delicious that if it weren't for good parenting, I'd lick the bowl clean every time! She calls it artichoke hummus, although it really isn't hummus.
1 1/2 cups chopped artichoke hearts
4oz softened cream cheese
1/8-1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
1/4-1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
4-5 Tablespoons of tahini
1-2 Cloves chopped garlic
Juice of a small lemon
Salt/Pepper to taste.
She doesn't have an exact recipe (if you didn't figure this out already), so these are approximations and just fiddle with it until it taste perfect. It's really quite simple though.
Serve with crackers, pita chips, or veggies like celery and carrots.
Happy Friday Night!