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Feb 21, 2007 02:26 PM

All-appetizer menu for Sunday - feedback?

Am preparing the shopping list for my birthday party (a big one - 50 on Sunday!), and I'll be serving all appetizers to about 20 guests. I think the menu is a bit meat-heavy, and am looking for some lighter fare to add that will provide some "white space" between the meat dishes. Here's the list so far of what I'll be whipping up -

- Char sui, sliced with sesame seeds for dipping
- Edamami pods, cooked and chilled
- Homemade potstickers with ground pork, water chestnuts, ginger, crimini, spices, served with a combo soy sauce, cider vinegar and sesame oil
- Turkey meatballs, with a marinara sauce for dipping
- Homemade pizza, with prosicuitto, sauteed eggplant, roasted red pepper, carmelized onions, marinara sauce, Parmesan Reggiano and sauteed chicken

Do you think these things will go together okay? Does it look like indigestion could result from the combination of the above? What else could I provide to my guests? Maybe a fruit tray? Something bready?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Cheese :)
    And it all looks good to me. That way everyone can have whatever they want. I am also serving a kidney bean dip at my Oscar party.

    1. maybe an asian salad and an italian salad. or an asian salad and cold italian roasted veggie platter.

      1. I would definitely add some crudites. I like to make a dip of avocado thinned with yogurt and a little lime juice.

        1. I would add a crisp and light veggie app. Maybe Belgian endive filled with a dip of your choice (hummous, roasted red pepper, etc.). Another veggie app I like is slices of jicama with a dollop of fresh guacamole (inspired by meals at Topolobampo).

          For a starch, I like to roast tiny red potatoes, scoop out a bit of the middle and fill with a mixture of bacon, prepared horseradish and chopped scallions or chives. Cut a small slice off the bottom to make them stable. Replacing the horseradish with goat cheese is also good.

          Happy birthday!!

          1. Ooo - those are good ideas! Definitely need more veggies, and I love the scooped-out roasted red potato idea. Thank you all very much for your help! I wish you could all come!