Easy pick-up hors d'oeuvre ideas
For some reason, I'm really out of ideas here. I need some easy, relatively inexpensive hors d'oeuvres for an arts event with which I'm involved. The munchies should be individual, finger-type foods - not dips, for instance - that can be served cold or at room temperature. There will be a bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks. There will be several of us preparing the food - but I just can't seem to get beyond tortilla roll-ups. We'll also definitely have a raw vegetable platter and cheese and cracker tray. What else?
Potato croquettes with dipping sauces
Phyllo-wrapped chicken "cigars"
Fresh spring rolls
A bit of something on a Belgian endive leaf: shrimp salad or smoked salmon or black-olive tapenade or hummos.
Or, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, gougeres. They're really easy to make and they freeze beautifully, so you can reheat them for 5 minutes before serving. And they're fine at room temperature.
You can also fill small phyllo cups with different things: goat cheese and mushrooms, leek and camembert, brie and sun dried tomato pesto....