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Old 11-21-2011, 10:17 AM   #21
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My family is pretty big on apps/snacks at any gathering. So far our apps include cheese ball & crackers, veggie & dip tray, and a pickle/olive/nut tray. I still might add some warm spinach dip with chips to the mix.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:38 AM   #22
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Deviled eggs
Shrimp marinated in V8 and tequila
A charcuterie tray
Dates filled with habarnero cream cheese
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:01 PM   #23
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We are eating late in the day as well so no lunch, just snacks like these:

roasted onion/garlic jam to go on cheese and crackers
Boursin spread for ch/cr
cold boiled shrimp w/ dipping sauce
Rotel dip and chips (a must for HH)
pistachios
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:34 PM   #24
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Take a large stuffed green olive and mold cream cheese around it then roll it in chopped walnuts. Allow to chill till firm then slice in half.
Thanks, I might give them a try. I'm also making Rachel Ray's Ceasar Deviled Eggs.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:13 PM   #25
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We are having pepadews stuffed with strawberry cream cheese.puff pastry circles topped with either goat or swiss cheese then topped with crisp cooked , prosciutto, deviled eggs, a small brie wrapped in puff pastry then topped with warm berries cooked in a raspberry liquor with brown sugar and a little butter, stuffed celery. cream cheese anchovy dip and veggies. that's it I'm full
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:47 AM   #26
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We always had a veggie tray with dip, cheese platter, and pickled herring.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:52 AM   #27
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Shrimp and stuffed mushrooms are an elegant beginning to a wonderful feast.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:56 AM   #28
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Cream Cheese & Olive Poppers





Stuffed Mushrooms


you've gotta cut it out, msmofet! you've got me eating with my eyes again, and they're about to pop out!!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:30 PM   #29
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you've gotta cut it out, msmofet! you've got me eating with my eyes again, and they're about to pop out!!!
So sorry
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #30
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For big meals, my friends and I have pretty much decided that light on appetizers is better. Who wants to spend all day making a meal that everyone is too full to eat? Maybe it's our ages (my youngest guest this year is in her mid fifties), and there is such a thing as too much. A few years ago (she does Christmas dinner, I do Thanksgiving) I rather jokingly made sixties style stuffed celery sticks. It was such a hit that it's been requested several times. For Christmas I spread half with pimento cheese and the other half with philly mixed with fresh herbs -- red and green. I asked my guests what they wanted to bring for Thanksgiving, and let them know that if I make the apps, they will be a relish/cruditee tray. Everyone loved the thought. More belly room for the mains. All we need is something to nibble while we talk for the hour or two before we sit at the table and dig in. This year I bought various nice pickled vegs from the gourmet shelf.
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