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Christmas appetizers to go with Prime Rib Dinner?

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I am making a rib roast, with roasted tomotes, pomme dauphinoise, mashed parsnips, and probably roasted asparagus.

I have a few ideas on appetizers, like my usual stuffed mushrooms, shrimp cocktail, and a few other stand bys. just wondering what you are making as an appetizer? Any thoughts?

Sometimes, I go way overboard with appetizers, and then no one eats my main meal! I am not making my usual NE clam chowder and Shrimp bisque soup because of this.

Thanks for your help!!!

Happy Holidays!

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  1. Great meal -- love all those things. I think I would add some lighter appies -- steamed snap peas in a light glaze, edmame, pickled veggies - so everyone can save room for that great main course.

    1. Cantalope wrapped with prosciutto held together with a stuzzicadenti (toothpick).

      Buon Natale e buon anno nuovo! Mangia bene!

      1. If by the term appetizer you are simply saying something before your prime rib dinner, then I would be serving a salad. You have a rich and heavy protein and starch item so you really want a light, fresh and lively appetizer. A salad can be fancied up if you with the addition of seared scallops, a few shrimps, mesquite grilled chicken, duck prosciutto, etc but the main part should be the actual greens themselves.

        1. I am making a smilar meal...I will prob be serving a brie cheese wheel topped with sundried tomatoes, basil, thyme... with crackers or bread.

          also was thinking about a gucaolmole and chips. I live in AZ and its still warm here.

          1. I am also doing roast rib of beef with roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings, cabbage and tons of gravy.
            I am going to make brie and cranberry puff pastry turnover for apps, very easy a blob of brie and a blob of cranberry sauce (not the jelly).

            of course mince pies and christmas pudding for dessert.