Antipasto means 'before the meal.' Inspired by Matt Armendariz's On a Stick! antipasti skewers - and encouraged by my boys' hungry protests, "We're hungry!" and "When's dinner going to be ready?" - I whipped these up before I started on dinner. Usually antipasti are comprised of cured meats, olives, pickles, and more.
I had some marinated artichokes, sun-dried tomato-stuffed olives, and cubes of day-old ciabatta bread. I threaded them onto cocktail sticks. Delicious!