Back in June I had a work gathering at a friend’s house and promised to bring something. After working all day and then bringing the boys home to Rockport before heading back up to Hamilton, I didn’t leave enough time to finish preparing what I had originally planned to bring. So…. I picked up the phone. I called Mike’s Place in Gloucester and ordered a 1/2 tray Antipasto. It was ready in 15 minutes, it was HUGE, it came with lots of homemade pita pockets, and it was only about $25.
As simple as it was, it was a big hit. And…there was a ton left over to bring to work the next day to feed the troops.
Once this summer I ordered the same salad tray again and packed it a few days in a row for easy beach lunches…and for a couple quick light dinners. The only downside is that the salad is SO incredibly big that we could probably eat it two meals per day for five days in a row….but that would be a bit monotonous….even though it is yummy enough to do so.
After heading back to work full-time yesterday to plan for a new school year…and with the boys having a 1/2 day soccer camp each day all week long…the same 1/2 tray antipasto was calling my name. It made for a nice dinner last night for all four of us, it will be my lunch today at work, it will be waiting for the boys after 4 hours of soccer this afternoon, and will probably be lunch and dinner again once or twice Wednesday and/or Thursday.
Long story short…. order one! Perfect during a super busy week….especially when it is too hot to cook.