It seems like my schedule just keeps getting busier and busier. With school functions, gymnastics meets, running a banquet hall and maintaining my home I try to carve out a little “me” time at least a couple times a month.
One of my favorite things to do is hanging out with my girlfriends over a bottle of wine and some good food. We can just shoot the breeze for hours about every topic changing the subject midway through a conversation and then picking up right where we left off. It’s usually a few weeks between our visits so we are never short on words.
I was invited to a friend’s house for an impromptu get-together a couple of weeks ago. As always I asked what I could bring…she said an appetizer and wine of course. Usually the appetizers at these get-togethers consist of fatty dips and cheese platters served with crackers, chips and bread. They are usually high in calories and high in carbs and I almost always eat way too much. I was bound and determined to bring something that was a little healthier but still delicious and of course pretty. So the wheels in my head began to turn. I really wanted to bring something that I wouldn’t feel as guilty eating but would still taste yummy. I came up with this delicious cucumber finger food, Mediterranean Cucumber Cups.
Cucumbers are the perfect low calorie, low carb vessel for just about anything but I was thinking of a tangy feta cheese filling with a little salad of olives, tomatoes and cucumber. I just happened to have all of these ingredients in my pantry and refrigerator.
The dish was a huge hit with my girlfriends and was the first appetizer to go. I’ll definitely keep this healthy treat on the shelf for the future.