Appetizer Puzzle- Want to Play?
Here's a weird one: My husband called to let me know that a few friends are going to come by tonight, they're bringing pumpkins and we'll have an impromptu carving party. He suggested we order some food, but my silly hostess-pride said "of course not, I'll just make a few nice heavy appetizers and we can all munch on that while we work!"
Well, I just realized that I do not have a car as I forgot, it's getting serviced. I also do not have my wallet (long story).
So now I'm looking at a fairly barren cupboard and trying to figure out if there are 3 or 4 desperation dishes I might be able to whip up out of a sad lot of ingredients. As I'm banging my head against a wall, I thought maybe a fellow chow-hounder would find this fun, like a foodie logic problem. I'm currently facing the cooking equivalent of writers' block.
Here's what I have on hand, assuming I also have most common dried spices, olive oil, vinegar:
Israeli Cous Cous
Canned black beans
Right now all I can really think is making chips out of the tortillas and making nachos?
Or mac&cheese made with penne? Although that's not really a finger food, which is what I'd prefer to have...
Sigh, might just have to tell my husband to order something!
Toasted cheese sandwiches
Fried zucchini sticks with sour cream dip
Toasted almonds and pine nuts, salted well
Fried onion rings with a sour cream dip
Crudite (celery, carrot, red pepper sticks)
Grilled red pepper
I can think of more, but it's not finger food