Living in our Chicago apartments gives you the opportunity to invite guests into your home. When you decide to entertain, you want to offer your guests a tasty snack. Here are a few easy snack ideas that can help you entertain without leaving your guests waiting.
Cheese and Crackers
Cheese and crackers are a great snack when you have a limited time frame. Grab Ritz crackers or a similar type of cracker, place them neatly on a plate and cut up some cheese. You want to offer a variety of cheese, so put together two or three different options. Place the slices of cheese on the opposite side of the plate. An alternative is putting cheese directly on the crackers. Your guests can then easily pick up a cracker while socializing.
Skewers with toothpicks are a great idea for a simple snack. You can put together a Greek salad-style skewer with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and olives. A bit of mozzarella cheese adds flavor and texture to the skewer. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, push them down on a toothpick and then pick up an olive. Cut it in half and push one half onto the skewer. Slice a small square of cheese and repeat the process. Finish it off with a cucumber at the bottom and a light drizzle of olive oil. You can use other vegetables for a different experience.
Guacamole and Chips
Guacamole and chips are a simple way to enjoy a snack with your guests. Cut up and mash avocados. Dice one small onion and one small tomato, creating small pieces. Mix the tomato and onion into your mashed avocados. Cut a lime in half, squeeze the juice into the bowl and mix all of the ingredients together. Season your guacamole with salt and pepper. You can also add chopped cilantro to add flavor to your guacamole.
Preparing snacks for guests in your Chicago apartment gives you the opportunity to enjoy your evening with company. The key is ensuring that you have a variety of snacks to appeal to the different tastes and preferences of your guests. To learn more about our amenities and available floor plans, contact us today.