- thenurse Apr 19, 2007 09:10 AM
I'm going to a theme party (around the world) and must bring a drink and appetizer from a specific country. I chose USA (I'm Canadian).
I can easily bring American beer or wine, but what to bring for food? Any suggestions?
When I studied abroad, we had a tour de chambre...and I made rice krispy treats and jello shots.
They were a big hit. What's not to love about 'em?
Pigs In a Blanket if you can heat something up. Or maybe just spinach dip with vegetables. Nothing fancy, but always popular.
Funny, the first thing that came to mind was poptarts and go-gurt..... but i'm assuming you're not interested in that!
how about apple pie for dessert?
Or you could do a regional theme.... new england clam chowda, or southern bbq, or southwestern. Sounds like fun! keep us posted with your menu.
Apple pie, nothin more American.
Otyherwise, I would be looking to something regional, in order for it to taste good and be chow worthy. Your options there are vast, from BBQ, to New England clam chowder or a clam bake, gumbo, brunswick stew, burgoo, etc., etc.
i vote for cornbread, or something made with corn, since corn is a new world vegetable. you could make mini muffins with cheese, jalapeno and chunks of sausage in them.
All of the appetizer suggestions folks have made are good ideas and certainly American. I'm particularly partial to the little ham biscuits and miniature crab cakes. Another idea is devilled eggs. Actually, they'd go quite well with the ham biscuits...you'll often see them together on an appetizer table in the south. Sounds like a fun party!
lots of good ideas, but since you asked for appetizers:
mini sandwiches of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce
if you want kind of funny/retro:
pigs in a blanket
spinach artichoke dip
tuna noodle casserole
These are all great suggestions. I have a few more for ya:
Fried Chicken or Chicken-Fried Steak
New York style Cheesecake
I also definitely agree with the people who have mentioned that American food varies by region and that the most true recipes are not American so much as they are Yankee, Southern, Midwest, etc. If you want to do something stereotypically middle-America, make a casserole from a recipe off the back of a can of Campbell's.
Appetizer? Onion dip, cheese ball, spinach and artichoke dip, buffalo wings, deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket, nachos....
Meal? Fried chicken, meatloaf, hamburger stoganoff, tuna casserole, chicken pot pie
Dessert? Apple pie, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, banana pudding