Party Panache, Goldfish

When we get to our little slice of paradise on the Gulf coast, the LAST thing I want to do is go to the grocery store.  Sometimes HH kids me that our refrigerator looks just like the ones in the showroom of Home Depot…you know EMPTY! Ha ha ha, isn’t he funny…he loves to act deprived!  Anyway sometimes I can get very inventive to avoid a trip to the store OR in case we have an unexpected guest or two for cocktails…

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If you have some bread, some cheese, mayonnaise and a cookie cutter, you can make these!

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No rocket science here, just a little presentation~

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a fish cookie cutter and a loaf of crusty sourdough bread…

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a layer of mayonnaise

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and a thick layer of grated cheese….about 15 minutes in the oven….

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and you have a delightful little nibble that your guests will rave about!

NOTE: Use any cookie cutter you have, maybe a star or a daisy…just find a fun plate or tray to use for serving that makes sense with your cookie cutter.  I could have added chives or something to look like scales, perhaps a piece of olive for an eye…endless possibilities

The better the cheese the better the taste! Add garlic or herbs!  Create a masterpiece! 

Here’s the recipe:

GOLDFISH CHEESE TOASTS   for a printable version click here

Bread, any kind, any flavor!

mayonnaise { I used light}

grated cheese, any kind,  any flavor

Parmesan, freshly shaved, optional

cookie cutter or sharp knife

Cut the bread into shapes and place on a baking sheet and toast lightly.  Spread toasts with  a generous layer of mayonnaise and top with grated cheese.  Bake at 350-400 for 10-15 minutes.  Watch carefully until toasts are golden and melty.  Time and temperature will be determined by your bread and cheese choices. When toasts are almost done, top with fresh Parmesan and return to oven to brown.  Serve hot or at room temperature.  Great with cocktails or soup or salad.

Let me know if you come up with a special combination!

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I’m joining some of these great parties this week:

the Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY and OH, THE PLACES I’VE BEEN!

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Stone Gable for ON THE MENU MONDAY and TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY

A Stroll Thru Life for INSPIRE ME TUESDAY

The Gunny Sack for TIME TO SPARKLE

Memories by the Mile for TUESDAY TRIVIA

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Cuisine Kathleen for LET’S DISH

Rattlebridge Farms for FOODIE FRIDAY

Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY

The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY and ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY

No Minimalist Here for OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY

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The Busy Bee’s for THURSDAY BLOG HOP

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Comments
9 Responses to “Party Panache, Goldfish”
  1. You always have such a great cache of ideas for weekend entertaining! This was another really great use for cookie cutters!!! Your little fish look right at home out there next to the big, wide open waters!!!

    Enjoy your weekend, and Happy Mother’s Day!

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  2. I love this kind of dish…and your photo is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing, and linking back, at Weekend Potluck.

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  3. Scribbler says:

    Lucky you! A house in Orange Beach! I am green with envy! You would adore this shop, seriously.

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  4. Love it! Not buying the “poor hubby” act at all:@) Happy Mother’s Day-enjoy:@)

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  5. Mary says:

    Looks gorgeous and sunny there Jenna next to the blue water! That’s my kind of fishing too 🙂

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  6. I love these! I’m going to make this this afternoon my son’s playdate. Thanks so much for sharing this cute idea 🙂

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  7. Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, as well as the content!

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