Duck Confit Crostini with Parsnip Puree and Fig is as elegant as it gets when it comes to an appetizer, but it’s also incredibly easy to prepare.
Here’s a story about how old I am (or at least feel most of the time).
I just recently had to Urban Dictionary what the slang “extra” meant. My Instagram friends kept using it in their posts and captions and it made me feel completely uncool. I’m only 5 years older than most of them, but that sometimes makes me feel ancient.
But Urban Dictionary defined it just as I guessed, pretty self-explanatory. “Extra” is defined as: over the top; dramatic behavior; doing the absolute most.
Okay… But that’s not always a bad thing, right?
Isn’t it good to sometimes give something your all?
Anyway, I will admit that I am 100%, completely, utterly, unapologetically extra sometimes when it comes to food.
These Duck Crostini are a bit extra, I suppose. They’re elegant, delicious, and look stunning when served.
People may ooh and aah over them, but they definitely will not know that you put these together in under 30 minutes with minimal effort. And I won’t tell them.
I love throwing parties and any excuse to celebrate is a good one in my book. In fact, I have a bottle of bubbly chilling in the fridge for tomorrow (hopefully) when I finish my work. I’ve been absolutely crammed the past two weeks but it’s for good reason. I’m trying to get everything done before Thursday, when I fly home for my cousin’s wedding, in which I’m Maid of Honor. And of course when I’m home it’s going to be wedding, parties, spa days, dancing, wine, champagne, celebrating my best friend’s birthday in Manhattan, family Thanksgiving, and more wine and champagne.
So much to celebrate.
It’s always nice to be back home during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. I’ve had many Thanksgivings lately with one sad little turkey breast, since it’s just been Ryan and I for several years.
This Duck Confit Crostini appetizer would be just perfect for Thanksgiving….