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Old 08-13-2008, 10:12 AM   #1
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Menu-after work party

I'm hosting one of those simply fun play products (high quality games puppets etc) after work party in our conference room at work, starting at 5 pm.
I need help on livening (sp?) up the menu--interesting--pretty. 10 people or less
I'm thinking it has to be kept in a cooler all day and then on the table fast after 5 pm, to last for about 2 hours.
Hummus, pita bread quarters
veggies (carrots, celery, tomatoes, peppers, +) and dill dip
meatballs in sauce (?) warmed in nesco roaster or slow cooker
cheese cake
Any suggestions to make it nice? TIA ~Bliss
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:20 AM   #2
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Grill up some crostini the night before and let cool completely before bagging.

You'll need:

goat cheese
fresh pesto
fresh roasted red peppers

Take crostini and people can slather on goat cheese, a bit of pesto, and then a piece of red pepper - easy and REALLY good!

You can also layer the goat cheese, topped with pesto, then the red peppers on a plate - just be sure to cut up the red pepper in cubes for easy removing.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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Yum, that sounds like a great idea. I'm making my grocery list.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:00 PM   #4
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Jello shots?

You said you wanted to liven things up.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:08 PM   #5
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Cheese Straws......with extra Cayenne.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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Oh I did forget something to drink didn't I. I don't think I can get away with alcohol on the premises but it has me thinking now.
I love cheese straws and they are easy to make and take, great idea too!
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Homemade pimiento cheese with a bit of green onion, cayenne, and chopped pecans make a great little spread/dip.

If you want a recipe just PM me.
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Jello shots?

You said you wanted to liven things up.
LOL! You GO, girlfriend!

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Old 08-13-2008, 01:26 PM   #9
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Bwownies... with lots of pecans!
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:25 AM   #10
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I do need to get this settled so I can entice people to stay for the party, so....
It's going to be...
Menu:
Meatballs in a "sauce" warmed up in a roaster. I don't know what sauce to use this time.
Crostini with goat cheese and roasted red peppers (check garden for basil)
Cheese straws
Cheese cake with strawberries (on the side)
Double chocolate zuchinni bread (Sam is bringing that for the party)
Hummus and pita breads
Veggies and dill dip (check dill in herb garden)
Ice Tea

Shopping list:
Grocery store--
ground beef, ground pork, eggs
french bread, goat cheese,
extra sharp cheddar cheese
cream cheese, graham crackers, butter, strawberries
pita bread, sour cream, mayo,
Veggies from garden or farmer's market --dill? basil? red peppers
Pick up ice that afternoon for tea.

Maybe a brown gravy of some type for the meatballs and bring a hot sauce along if anyone wants some?
It seems like a bit much dairy products. Is there a good dip for veggies that isn't dairy? (we have some people on a weight loss challenge that might be attending)
TIA ~Bliss
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