These aren’t going to win us any cooking awards this year or anytime soon, but hopefully these ideas might help you in a pinch when you’re looking for something to put out before dinner.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade Toasts
16 baguette slices $0.50
1 tablespoon olive oil $0.10
salt and pepper to taste $free(ish)
2 tablespoons goat cheese $1.00
4 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes $0.20
4 tablespoons olive tapenade $0.20
Total cost $2.00
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper over the baguette slices. Toast until slightly brown, about 5-7 minutes (if you had a toaster oven, this step would be much easier.)
Spread the goat cheese over the bread, divy up the tapenade and tomatoes, lay them out on a serving tray and ENJOY!
Smoked Salmon, Cucumber and Dill Crackers
1 ounce smoked salmon $1.00
2 tablespoons cream cheese $0.20
1/4 cucumber, sliced $0.25
Water crackers $0.25
1 teaspoon dried dill $0.10
Total Cost $1.80
Spread the cream cheese on the crackers, cover with cucumber, then smoked salmon. Arrange on a tray and sprinkle with the dill. ENJOY!