Back To School
A friend mentioned that her supper clubs theme this month is "Back To School", I felt it was pretty creative and came up with a few ideas, such as, homemade pizza bites, playful spin on PBJ...
What are some others ideas on ways to dress up the classic back to school foods and snacks?
Last September, I decided to make a "playful spin on PBJ" by making a thumb-print PB cookies filled with grape jam. Hey, I just needed an excuse to make cookies!
I also made a big pot of the old public school cafeteria version of spaghetti that I found online (it turns out the secret ingredient was a Tablespoon of corn syrup...) and the mixed salad that came with it (iceberg, red cabbage and carrot w/ "French" dressing: the orange stuff. It's not bad if you make your own instead of using the bottled version). I served it with fluffy grocery store "Italian bread" and butter. This was the first school cafeteria meal I ever ate (c. 1969), and I have to say it really brought back the memories. Sounds cheesy and not very creative or "dressed up" on a foodie-level, but I swear EVERYONE loved it--even the people who didn't start school in the 50's and 60's.
Maybe some great homemade potato chips? You could sprinkle them w/ whatever herbs you like. Shrimp deviled eggs are fantastic too. Veggie plate for sure, only skip the carrot/celery theme and put out some cherry tomatoes, good olives, blanched asparagus spears, marinated artichoke hearts, etc....
Love the theme party idea.
I was thinking about this some more, I am going to think of a way to really improve the sloppy joe.