Let's say you're having an impromptu get together with a friend after work and need to grab something in a hurry, head to Trader Joe's and buy this stuff. If there is no TJ's close to you, I've given you some alternate options!
I present to you, the lineup of goodies:
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Get some Rosemary Raisin Crisps ($3.99). If you've never had these before, these crackers are Trader Joe's answer to the ridiculously expensive but ridiculously amazing Raincoast Crisps which are a little over $7/box. They are delicious crackers, don't get me wrong, but I can't justify spending $7 on crackers.
Then get some goat cheese (any kind, I went with a 5 oz log from TJ's). If you want to be fancy, get some of the delicious goat cheese from the local favorite Firefly Farms.
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Then get some Fig Butter ($2.29), which is AMAZING and you will always remember and love me for telling you about this. You could also be fancy about this purchase as well and get some Ficoco - a fig and CHOCOLATE spread (I've found Ficoco at Giant and Wegman's).
Now, get your cutest little platter and top each cracker with a bit of goat cheese and then a small dollop of fig butter, and you're ready to start pleasing people! Sorry for not having a picture of the finished product, but I assume you are all a very imaginative bunch and can figure out what it would look like.
Let me know if you try it - it's my new favorite (and takes the place of this appetizer as being my go-to).
And nope, I was in no way compensated by Trader Joe's for this post (wouldn't that be glorious, though! hahaha), these are just my own ramblings.