Cheers to the school year starting to wine-down!
That’s right… school year wine-down! As a teacher, it’s been one loooong one. Even though my school is ending earlier than expected due to construction (YAY!), the last few days are seeming to slither on by.
The nights are getting longer, and with the end-of-the-year quickly approaching, patio nights are becoming a frequent occurrence. Wait, I mean my weekly wine-down is becoming a necessity. ?
I know this isn’t the first time you’ve probably heard about my love of warm summer nights, patio drinks, WINE AND CHEESE! I just can’t wait for you to join me now, because we all deserve to wine-down together!
To that I say, what better way to celebrate the beginning of summer and patio happy hours than with an appetizer spread, complete with Blackberry Burrata Mint Crostini and an assortment of affordable, high-quality wine?! You can’t forget friends and a bonfire, of course. Anything else I need to add to an epic evening of a summer wine-down? I don’t think so!
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The wine for our patio party is set, now onto the food! Blackberry Burrata Mint Crostini is the ultimate summer appetizer. Sticking to our theme of affordable, delicious, approachable, and easy, this appetizer is the way to go.
I know, I know… have you figured out that I’m basically obsessed with crostini?! I’m pretty sure you are too, so another recipe FTW. When I think about a patio party with friends to kick off the summer, I don’t want to waste time in the kitchen. I want a quick, easy recipe that allows me to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine and extra laughs with friends instead.
Blackberry Burrata Mint Crostini is so dang easy. The only thing you need to really even make is the crostini (cheater route: just buy it pre-made, although as always I think fresh is best). Spread on a schmear of burrata cheese, some mint and lemon juice, a drizzle of honey and pepper, and away we go!
BURRATA. Talk about obsessed! This creamy mozzarella cream blend is out. of. this. world. It’s soft, it’s creamy, it’s the perfect balance to the sweet berries, honey drizzle, and refreshing mint. I couldn’t have burrata as part of every meal, until the day I die.
I can’t get it outta my head. Good thing it’s Friday again…summer wine-down party, commence!