When you have genius friends you get to enjoy their genius ideas. And because it's Christmas and I'm feeling Santa-generous, I want to share this enjoyment with all the good little girls and boys out there. So allow me to introduce you to The Orderves Company.
What is it? It's a concept turned reality by one of my very best friends, who saw a need for delicious and easy gourmet appetizers without the fuss that usually accompanies such things. Each ready-to-order small dish is made by hand and arrives at your door, ready to be placed in the freezer until it's hostess-with-the-mostess time.
Why do I love it? Because ain't nobody (especially me) got time (or the know-how) to casually whip up things like spicy cheese crackers, ham biscuits, mini beef wellingtons, or lobster arancini risotto balls (my personal fav). And when you have friends over for a glass of wine, holiday pop-ins, or adult pre-games (do the cool kids still use that word?), you don't (always) want to serve string cheese sticks or microwavable taquitos on your wedding china.
Orderves is the graduated "apps" and the accessible hors d'oeuvres - casual, delicious, and very doable. Also very inspiring (hence today's collage) and very perfect as a Christmas gift for anyone who can already foreshadow feelings of social-wipe-out post-holidays.