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Old 01-06-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Thanks for the suggestion...I'll try that. I like the filling thick and dry - but I will definately try to thin it up a little!
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: East Nashville, 37206
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This is not exactly finger food in the traditional sense of no dishes, but guaranteed to be popular - make a crock pot of velveeta or queso dip and get some of those paper boats. All you need are some pickled jalapenos and tortilla chips and you have a little nacho bar.
I've never thought of using paper boats! I've put out small paper plates, but I think the boats would be so cute & hold a lot more.

Great idea! Like a concession stand

Courtney
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Talking Some great ideas...

Thanks everyone for your ideas & recipes...

Our family always has devilled eggs, that's the only thing my SiL knows how to make. Seriously...

The pronlem is... over all the holidays & 2 other Birthdays we had so much of the meatballs, smokies & pinwheels... I know everyone is sort of burned out.

I like the fresh fruit idea... this would be great for the Diabetics & people watching their calories/weight.


Keep the ideas coming....you guys are great.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: East Nashville, 37206
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^In that case, since your family is burnt out on the "usuals", I would go to your nearest grocer & look in the frozen foods section. You may be pleasantly surprised by what is out there & how good some of the pre-made things taste nowadays.



I am particularly fond of the feta cheese & caramelized onion tarts from Trader Joes, I could eat those daily!

I LOVE to make chicken salad using rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Add real mayo, green onions, celery, heavy amount of black pepper & salt, stuff into a store bought croissant.

I don't know if there is an Aldis in your area, but they have FABULOUS frozen appetizers. I routinely buy their spinach artichoke dip stuffed wontons, they are awesome & taste fine at room temperature after you cook them.

You could also make mini hamburgers ahead of time & then heat them up the day of your event & use a Hawaiian Roll for the bun.

It depends on what all you're serving but a baked potato bar with all the fixins could be good.

How about tossing a large caesar salad? Caprese salads are wonderful too....

Courtney
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: New York
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As a good standby in case all the food goes too quickly I use filled tortellini. They are really easy to cook from fresh, boil them and serve with a cocktail stick in each and a pot of pesto/tomato to dip in. If you don't use them on the day you can freeze and have for dinner at a later date.

Or buy filo sheets and make small savory pies using a muffin tray. You can make small quiches or chicken mayo/salmon with creme freche filling
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Oh hey, I just had another thought for you. Like you, I get really tired of the same ole, same ole stuff. Boooooooooring! For New Year's Eve, I decided I'd do up quesadillas (sp?) LOL They were so fast and easy.....and boy did they ever make a hit. We had a few people over and the main snacks were the quesadillas and cream cheese crescents. I only made one kind of filling but it was a smash hit. I froze some "Western Sizzler" steaks and moved them from the freezer to the fridge the day before. New Year's eve day, I used my meat slicer to slice all the beef really thin, as well as a couple of large onions. I tossed the blend with some Durkees Steak dust and 1/4 c. soy sauce, then left covered on the counter to finish thawing. While it was thawing, I shredded a couple of pounds of cheese, tossed it with some corn starch (so it wouldn't stick), then chopped a bag of baby spinach. The reason I prepped so much meat and cheese, is that I wanted to have some left for the next day! It was such a refreshing change and opened up a whole new mess of possibilities for me. I'm already brainstorming for the next ones....Philly cheesesteak, chicken/bacon/ranch....mmm. Seriously, my family can not get enough...LOL....at least for now!
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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You guys are great. Thank you all so much. Looks like I'll be heading to the store, have a list of things to buy next week.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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Pimento Cheese: It's A Southern Thing : NPR Perhaps it is how I grew up, but there was never a party with out pimento cheese sandwiches, or put on rolls.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Arizona Desert
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Instead of the standard bbq meatballs, you could make them with a bordelaise sauce....very yummy! You could also do a 7 Layer Mexican dip served with tortilla chips. Also, Sabra makes this great roasted pine nut hummus which can be served with chips or fresh veggies.
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