Yesterday, I received the following question from one of my blog readers. Brandy asked:
Where do you place your appetizers so they get eaten? I always place mine on our island (which is front and centre, and our island is very large) but they never get eaten. And do you place small plates and napkins by the appies? Maybe I put too much out and it's overwhelming or I put them in the wrong spot...
Here's my reply:
My kitchen isn't super close to my living room, which is where everyone gathers, so I usually crowd my appetizers onto my coffee table so people can eat while they are talking. I try to serve items that don't require a plate (however, I do set out cocktail-sized napkins), but if that isn't possible then I'll usually put together a small spread on my dining table, which is located quite close to the living room, so people can easily access the food if I do this. It isn't perfect, but it does seem to work, and I never have a problem with the food not being eaten.
Okay, fabulous Family Bites readers... now it's your turn. Can you weigh in and let Brandy know where you place your appetizers when you're entertaining a large group or having people over for a few nibbles? Do you ever have the same trouble she does, with guests not eating the food that's being served? I know you all have awesome suggestions and we'd both love to hear from you.