Our book group meets every six to eight weeks to discuss what we’ve read…we are a small group (on purpose). Each of us have been members of other book groups…yet opted out of those for various reasons. One being that we just want to discuss books, not make a major meal out of our time together. We decided to make our meeting time the early afternoon and serve a few snacks to go along with our discussion… I hosted last month and threw together the little bites in the photos below. We keep it simple, yet thoughtful and tasty. I went at bitter, sweet, salty, & sour tastes, and ensured there was satisfying crunch too…yet light on the calories and carbs … (yes, I still watch my carb intake).
One of my favorite “go to” holders of fillings (whether savory or sweet) is the crispy wonton…they are inexpensive, low on carbs, quick to crisp into a little cup using a mini muffin tin, and easy to fill…everyone loves them. Brush each raw wonton wrapper with a bit of extra virgin olive oil, push into each muffin tin spot and bake at 375 degrees for about seven minutes. That’s it. Either freeze for future use…or fill with your favorite savory or sweet filling and serve. This time I filled them with creamy goat cheese topped with minced organic chives from my garden. The book discussion was excellent…we discussed The Husband’s Secret by Moriarty…we all recommend it.