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Old 11-20-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Any special appetizer plans for Thanksgiving?

I would prefer not to. ha ha. I'm already busy enough as it is with the regular dinner.

But, curious to what people serve prior to the Thanksgiving Dinner? Anything?

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Old 11-20-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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I seldom serve anything before the feast, and if I do, it's a simple platter of veggies and dip. I have four teen age grands that eat like locusts, and I refuse to serve anything they'd really like before dinner.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:05 PM   #3
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My SIL puts out little bowls of nuts, wasabi peas, a cheese/sausage/cracker plate, and fresh grapes. When I would have it it here, I put out a veggie tray.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:08 PM   #4
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When I do Thanksgiving, I put out little or nothing for appys. I want people to eat at the table.

On the other hand, when my sister does Thanksgving, you don't need a meal, the appetizers are overwhelming and more than enough to fill everyone to the gills.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:30 PM   #5
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I've come to think that hors d's are really like gildiong a lily at any dinner party. I put out a bowl of nuts and that's it.

I I want to do the hors d's they are the menu for the evening. A good variety, everyone has enough food, and I'm not left with a ton of leftovers beause folks ate too much before the meal.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:34 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:12 PM   #7
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Antipasto platter, cocktail shrimp, veg. crudite. Thats usually it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:43 PM   #8
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I don't serve the thanksgiving meal until 5:30-6:00 - at the regular dinner time. We invite everyone over as soon as they clean up after feeding cows, so everyone shows up at about 11:30, which is lunch time. Lunch on Thanksgiving consists of appetizers. This year I'm making a crab and pesto cheesecake, Chex Mix, and chilled shrimp. My mother in law is bringing the healthy stuff like fruits and veggies. The tradition is the same for Christmas day.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:48 PM   #9
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I was originally thinking something easy like nuts/olives/cheese and crackers etc. chex mix sounds good too.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:22 PM   #10
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for some reason my mom always, always puts out a platter of shrimp cocktail before any special family dinner. my family has always seen it as a real gourmet thing to have as a treat.

there'll also be a platter of pickles and olives if tradition holds up. just a little something salty and bright to start the appetite.
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