In an attempt to keep the portions small, I loaded up a small salad plate. It filled me up. I know that this is not the healthiest meal, but I will balance snacking on these items by eating a salad for most meals this week. I enjoyed this meal without guilt.
I have actually written about the antipasti lunch previously here. That meal in the spring was a more economical version when compared to this one, but I am still spending some nice summer and fall commission at the moment. Back then, that meal of mine was also inspired by Fiona, specifically a post on her blog how to be chic. It certainly helps to be reminded to create the life you want to live! Speaking of inspiration, the Barefoot Contessa made a much more sophisticated cheese board for dessert actually in her latest episode that aired at 10:30 this morning. If it's a good idea to Ina Garten, then it's a good idea for me.
I look forward to snacking on these foods with a glass of wine, and returning to Italy for a few bites, after work this week. ...and I might just have to entertain! An Italian friend can help me eat some. I can even switch it up a bit with a portion of parmesan and some of that sourdough bread stocked in my freezer from my last dinner party.