I made these olives today to serve as part of an appetizer course for tomorrow evening. I tasted them after only about 4 1/2 hours of marinating, and they are fantastic! I imagine that they will only get better as they marinate longer.
These are great little nibbles that take minutes to put together and can be made ahead of time. Keep them in mind if you are going to be doing any entertaining this holiday season (or any other time).