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Oct 29, 2011 07:18 PM

Game night finger food with color/vegetables

I'm hosting a game night next week. While planning the menu I noticed everything is so drab. What can I add that will bring some color? I'd like a few veggies or fruit in the mix too.

I'm thinking of serving lebnah rolled in herbs (little color there) with crackers, maybe roasted chickpeas and probably caramel corn. Other snacks may be added, but I haven't decided on them. Drinks will be beer and applejack/cider cocktails. Anything autumn-ish or middle eastern fits well. There's one vegetarian who may be attending. Thanks for any help.

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  1. Rosemary roasted Beet slices topped with goat cheese or feta, and chives, olive oil drizzle

    Cucumber cups filled with roasted red pepper puree blended with tahini, onions and parsley and sprinkled with diced sundried tomatoes and optional feta crumbles

    Roasted pumpkin cubes skewered with grueyere and caramelized onion, drizzled with browned butter and sage or thyme

    Stuffed red endive leaves -- just did a variation for a dinner party last night -- goat cheese, diced roasted celery and onions, salt, pepper, lemon zest, parmesan, ground almonds and ground pumpkin seeds drizzled ever so lightly with my lemon white wine vinaigrette

    Cocktail meatballs (with toothpicks or mini forks) in a sundried tomato pesto

    Soup shooters of some kind? (if you feel like being that labor intensive)

    Stuffed Figs - with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon, drizzled with a reduced balsamic and some herb of choice

    Grilled Apple and Plum slices - savory or sweet...

    hope that helps...

    1. I like to grab a lot of different veggies, like cauliflower, carrots, pearl onions, radishes and green beans. Parboil them so they're still crispy (you should do it in turns since they will each take different amounts of time) and then let them marinade for at least 24 hours in the fridge in a nice spicy vinaigrette. It basically allows you to eat a salad with your fingers, but they are seriously addictive.

      1. I am topping this hoping for more ideas. I am going to make broccolini and goat cheese mini galettes ( muffin size) but also want something more purely vegetable to bring to a finger food movie night. Any thoughts? No quiches or frittate as there will be other egg dishes.

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        1. re: magiesmom

          Roasted Crispy Kale... like potato chips except... "purely vegetable"

          Stuffed Mushrooms

          Eggplant Parmesan Bites or Roll-ups

          Lettuce Wraps with a Miso Soy Glazed Veggie filling