Need suggestions for tasty make-ahead hors doeurves
I am having a Christmas party with lots of great singing around the piano. Sadly, I always end up in the kitchen too much of the party. I need suggestions for tasty (easy is good too!) make ahead hors doeurves. Thanks!
> Orange-Spiced Nuts can be placed in bowls throughout the mingling area. http://www.chow.com/recipes/25611-ora...
> Deviled eggs
> Cucumber cups stuffed with herbed goat cheese
> Skewered caprese (buffalo mozzarella, basil, cherry tomatoes) drizzed with balsamic
> Crockpot sweet & sour meatballs
> Manchego cheese with membrillo paste
> Proscuitto-wrapped melon
And this thread might help: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926418
Nice job! I've never used fresh-then-dried orange rind. I like that idea. I'm assuming you minced it very finely (or ground it?)
And the cayenne quantity is obviously variable. I usually bring these to family gatherings, who don't like it too spicy, but when I've made them for coworkers, I end up going a bit spicier.
I've made a version of Pioneer Woman's roll-ups for years but I have also used diced ham in them as well. You can use a combo of almost anything. Chopped olives and diced dill pickles are two things you could add as well. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/re...
Also easy (as I said in an earlier thread) would crock pot meatballs in a chili/grape jelly sauce. http://www.food.com/recipe/appetizer-...
Never have any left. :)
re: c oliver
So I just made my turkey meatballs.
Cooking the second test batch (5 balls).
They aren't fabulous yet...
2.25 pounds lean ground turkey
1.5 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup+ finely chopped shallots
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons coarse lemon salt (from mallorca)
Freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup finely chopped portabello mushrrom (1 large one)
1/3 cup finely chopped carrot
Fresh grated parmesan cheese (maybe 2/3 cup)
Needs more depth...
Plus, I am going to freeze them in small balls uncooked and bake them party day. Or should I bake them now?
hi maggiec, welcome!
I have a small party coming up and plan to make:
salami & pepperoni coins; served with tangy mustard
cheese plate with fresh grapes (3 cheeses, with kinds of grapes)
Oven grilled jumbo shrimp with lime/cilantro dressing served on skewers
tiramisu bites (firmer than traditional cut into cubes and served on pop sticks)
Nothing is difficult or too time consuming. A few large platters and the bar/cocktails and we're good to go.
I love puff pastry for apps- i like to fold a square of it into mini muffin tins and add grated parmesan or pecorino with fresh herbs after they bake.
Or cut long strips of the puff, sprinkle with spices (i like smoked salt and hot paprika, also great sweet with cinnamon and sugar) and then twist the strips like a corkscrew and bake.
Make various flatbread pizzas and cut in small squares, serve room temp
Bake mini frittatas in a muffin tin
A crockpot or thermos with a simple pureed soup and a bowl of crunchy croutons nearby- guests serve themselves into small glasses or cups to sip from
Roasted spiced chickpeas