I almost never make real hors d’oeuvres. Instead, I usually just throw together a plate of crackers and cheese or a bowl of hummus with some vegetable sticks. I think canapes look so glamorous, that last night when our neighbor invited us for dinner, I jumped at the chance to contribute the appetizer. These are simple and won’t fill you up. You could use bread instead of zucchini, but I like the freshness it adds.
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Tags: bell pepper, chicken, lima beans, peas, rice, tomatoes
Paella is a great one-dish meal that can be altered in myriad ways depending on what you have on hand and what is in season. Beginning with the components of broth, saffron, and short-grain rice, from there the possibilities are endless. For this variety, I included green beans, two colors of bell pepper, peas, and lima beans. I sauteed chicken and sausage in a separate pan, to suit vegetarian and meat-eating tastes. If you are not cooking for vegetarians, mix the meats in before you put the pan into the oven. This will feed 4-6 hungry adults, and is great served alongside a simple green salad.