I love entertaining but hate spending the entire time in my kitchen while everyone else is having a blast. So, my favorite dishes have a few things in common: they are made ahead of time, bites of food(this way everyone can try everything and it means less dishes for me) and are simple to make but taste amazing!
One pound of smoked salmon, thinly sliced (pre-sliced salmon is fine)
1 brick of cream cheese, softened (feel free to use an soft, mild cheese)
6 tablespoons chives, minced
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix together ingredients 2-6 and set aside.
Put a spoonful of the cheese mixture on a slice of salmon and roll. Stand the roll upright on a large platter. Repeat the process with the remaining slices. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve them. Cover with plastic wrap so it does not absorb the flavors of the food in your fridge.