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Nov 27, 2012 04:00 PM

Prepare Ahead appetizers

I'm throwing a new years bash and will be preparing all food for 25 guests. I'm not having a sit down dinner. I'll have cold finger food out all night and throughout the night put appetizers in the oven to continually serve warm food. My problem is I'm out of ideas for these warm apps. I don't want to prepare anything the day of the party. I was hoping to have things refridgerated or frozen, place on cookie sheet and bake.

Any thoughts on recipes for this would be great!

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  1. Sausage rolls! Puff pastry, hot or mild bulk Italian sausage, and egg wash for glaze. Serve with Dijon mustard for dipping...YUM.

    You can assemble them the day before and freeze, then straight into a hot over (maybe 425)

    I alsways serve them room temp.

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    1. re: kcshigekawa

      A long time ago I worked at a restaurant that made these but they blended cheese into the sausage and then stuffed. People ate those things like they were going out of style.

      I had a catering business years ago and I used to make these ridiculously easy Brooklyn cheese puffs. They have like 5 ingredients and must be frozen before baking. They bake quickly and guests love them:

    2. I made this hot onion and cheese souffle dip before and it was a huge hit. Can make ahead then just reheat and serve.

      1. Anything in puff pastry...cheese, olives, ground beef or chicke, potato, mushrooms...

        1. And....if you want to cheat just a little....Trader Joe's has some very nice appetizers in the frozen food section that I always keep around for spur of the moment nibbles. Crab cakes.....feta and carmelized onion quiches......all very tasty.

          1. Stuffed mushrooms.

            You could also do a crostini with some kind of topping, slice and toast the bread and make the topping ahead of time, then put the topping on top of the bread and pop in the oven when you're ready for it.