Easy appetizer help..fast!
Having a party tonight. Lots more people coming than expected. need some easy appetizer ideas.
already doing: swedish meatballs, chicken wing, feta cranberry wraps, 7 layer dips, crackers and cheeses, chips and dip, cheesy english muffins.
Just need easy, fast recipes.
Can't you just double up on some of the apps you already have planned? You have a really good selection!
But if not - what about that old 1970s standby of little Vienna sausages in a combination of chili sauce and grape jelly in a crockpot? Usually a cup of grape jelly to a bottle of chili sauce (some use BBQ sauce), some Worcestershire sauce, and wet mustard - maybe 2 Tbsp. of the sauce and 1 tsp. of mustard?
ETA: Orange-Spiced Nuts - these are super-simple and easy to just have out in various rooms for guests to graze: http://www.chow.com/recipes/25611
Herbed nuts from Alice Waters The Art of Simple Food
1.5 tsp water, .5 tsp salt, 1.5 c almonds, leaves from a few sprigs fresh herbs (thyme, marjoram, savory etc.) Mix, bake at 375 until almond brown in center
bacon wrapped almond stuffed dates drizzled with honey
gazpacho (serve in shot glasses with or without shrimp)
fruit platter (easy, and something for the health conscious)
pigs in a blanket
cream puffs w/chocolate sauce or mini desserts from the frozen section (thaw and serve; no baking necessary)
That is certainly a little closer to the pin (by way of description) than cheesy English muffin! I guess Cheesy Crab Bites would be most accurate. ;) Where does one buy Old English cheese spread? I've never heard of it. I'm only familiar with the furniture polish!
Edit for the OP: How about chili dip? Always a winner: shredded cheese on top of a can of chili (so much the better if it's your own, but you said fast!) over cream cheese spread over the bottom of a pie dish or 8x8" pan. Bake till cheese is bubbly--serve with Tostitos. Jazz it up with sliced jalapenos on top and/or your choice of taco-related seasonings (chipotle, ancho, chili powder, epazote). I made this for lunch this week.
Yeah, "Crabby Bites" are really NOT the most appetizing name, when you really think about it! LOL
As for Old English cheese spread - I honestly don't know if it's still sold. Hmmm....it's still on Kraft's website:
Click on the Product Locator link, and put in Cheese / Jar Cheese / Old English and the distance and you can find it. I'm pretty sure it's shelf-stable until opened, so probably located with the lovely Cheez-Whiz. :-D
I'd definitely add a vegetable platter.
Do you have a Trader Joes handy? They have a TON of ready to go stuff