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Easy pick-up hors d'oeuvre ideas

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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?

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  1. There are infinite numbers of toppings for crostini

    1. Crostini
      Potato croquettes with dipping sauces
      Phyllo-wrapped chicken "cigars"
      Fresh spring rolls
      Cocktail sandwiches
      Antipasto spears

      1. 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.


        1. You can also fill small phyllo cups with different things: goat cheese and mushrooms, leek and camembert, brie and sun dried tomato pesto....

          1. Not gourmet, but these pinwheels always seem to be a hit...


            There are a million recipes out the -- just google "mexican pinwheels".

            1. Cheese straws! While preferable slightly warm, there's nothing wrong with them at room temp.

              1. A beautiful munchie that tastes great: Roasted beets and gorgonzola with garlic and red wine vinegar on belgian endive. The purple on green effect is strong and looks very elegant.

                1. Thinly sliced proscuitto wrapped around italian (super thin) breadsticks. Do the same with thinly sliced genoa salami. don't prepare too early or breadsticks will get soggy.

                  1. I love prosciutto wrapped around cantaloupe (Prosciutto con Melone). Another favorite is to mix mayo, cooked crab and a bit of curry powder and dollop it on pieces of bread. Super simple and very yummy. You can also use shrimp if you don't have crab.