So here's the dilemma. My very good friend's wedding shower is in two weeks. Her mother has inspired me to coin the phrase "mother of the bridezilla." My role in the planning has been relegated to nodding and smilling, and agreeing completely with all her plans. Oh, and helping to pay. And bringing a dessert and an appetizer.
Hey, it's for one of my oldest friends, and life's too short, right?
Anyway, despite the fact that it will likely be over 90 degrees, her mom decided it would be best to get the shower catered by a local, decidedly non-chowish italian take out place. We're getting pans of lasanga and baked ziti, with sides of garlic bread and the house ceaser salad.
I already decided on a dessert: a frozen margarita pie I plan to throw together from a bunch of recipes I've found. I struggled with whether I should try and make something that fits with the rest of the menu, but margaritas are sort of a thing with my friend and I and I think she'll get a kick out of it. The chowhound in me has given way to the joy of an inside joke.
But I am drawing a complete blank on what appetizer/snacky food to bring. Since everything else is going to be so carb and cheese heavy, I'd like to bring something light and veggie centric. I'd also like it to go, somewhat, with the italian theme. But I also don't want to bring a boring crudite tray. Any ideas? Also, the choice for the main menu leads me to think this won't be the most adventurous group of eaters ... Help!