cheap and easy....appetizer for a crowd
- edinaeats Feb 6, 2007 04:13 AM
I am looking for a cheap and easy- plus tasty- appetizer to make for a birthday party this weekend. Anyone have any ideas? We are traveleing 2 hrs by car tothe party.
a good cheap stuffing I use for mushrooms is ham (either leftover from a roast ham or chopped up deli ham) mixed with softened butter and lots and lots of chopped garlic. You can stuff a lot of mushrooms with a relatively small amount of ham. Mushrooms are also very good stuffed with pesto.
You can also make vegetarian stuffed mushrooms -- even cheaper.
A friend brought this very easy appetizer to a party recently -- dried apricot topped with a mix of blue cheese and cream cheese, and a walnut on top. Sounds a little odd but tastes really good, and no cooking involved.
You could also bake a big pan of something, like a solid strata or egg casserole, cut it into cubes, and stick toothpicks into them. Or make little meatballs.
Vietnamese spring or summer rolls. If you use fresh seafood in the filling, you'll have to transport them by cooler, but they're great crowd-pleasers and hold up well after making.
I made what seemed to be a really reasonaly priced appetizer for the party we had this past weekend:
Homemade Olive Bread & Roasted Garlic & Artichoke spread. Both would last the drive and can be heated when your arrive.