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$10, 5 ingredients, 1 appetizer, 8 people - what to make?

Our book club is coming up and the challenge is to make something to share with 8 people for less than $10 with less than 5 ingredients. Suggestions?

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  1. I should add that I'm a fairly basic cook so nothing too complicated, please. Also, I have to be able to transport it about an hour to a picnic so I won't be able to serve it "hot out of the oven."

    1. Just out of curiosity, why less than 5 ingredients?

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        1. re: AhhTahoe

          Oh, I get it now. I just thought that was said as a figure of speech. :) Sorry.

      1. Boneless chicken breasts and/or thighs are usually on sale. Cube them, marinade the cubes, thread them on skewers and grill or broil. Depending on the marinade you use, you can have a complimentary dipping sauce.

        Greek marinade - yogurt dip
        Thai marinade - peanut sauce
        Terryaki marinade - pineapple salsa

        1. Spiced or candied nuts.
          Homemade hummus or white bean dip with pita chips.
          A frittata cut into squares. (Eggs, milk, cheese + 1 veggie = 4 ingredients)
          Little meatballs. (Beef or ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, seasoning)

          1. 16 strips bacon
            16 dates
            16 almonds

            Stuff dates with almonds, wrap with bacon, bake at 350 until brown and crispy. Delicious!

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