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Old 11-21-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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Appetizers for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Do you serve appetizers before TD dinner? If so, what?

My 10 member family will be arriving just shortly before dinner, and I'm tempted into not serving appetizers at all. Last year they gobbled up the appetizers before dinner , and I had way too many leftovers of the main event.

I might just put out a bowl of nuts, and call it good. After all, the feast should be anticipated and appreciated with a healthy appetite right?

What do you do?
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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Do you serve appetizers before TD dinner? If so, what?

My 10 member family will be arriving just shortly before dinner, and I'm tempted into not serving appetizers at all. Last year they gobbled up the appetizers before dinner , and I had way too many leftovers of the main event.

I might just put out a bowl of nuts, and call it good. After all, the feast should be anticipated and appreciated with a healthy appetite right?

What do you do?
When there's family, we set a small table up for the kids and any adults that feel like it, for making the apps. Cream cheese filled black olives, peanut butter filled celery sticks. And an assortment of pickles, green olives, carrot sticks, more cream cheese, pickapeppa sauce and a variety of crackers. But, this is usually an all day affair with dinner at 4 in the afternoon.

For just Shrek and I, two dessert plates filled with the above.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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i would go the nut route. there is so much food involved in thanksgiving. i want people to have a good appetite.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
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When I put out appetizers, it's minimal. I work too hard on the dinner for people to tell me they're not hungry.
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Put out some crudites and a healthy dip. Gives them something to munch and I bet they don't stuff themselves on raw vegis
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #6
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I'm having 10 for Thanksgiving Dinner too. It has never occured to me to serve appetizers...maybe because it's the biggest feast of the year and it was never part of the tradition. It's odd because I never thought about that before. I always serve appetizers before other dinners where guests are involved. I like everyone extra hungry from the get-go for Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
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Put out some crudites and a healthy dip. Gives them something to munch and I bet they don't stuff themselves on raw vegis
that would serve those teenage grands of mine right TL!! I'm sure it wouldn't be touched, and I'd get the evil eye. Nuts it is!


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Old 11-21-2010, 08:21 PM   #8
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For me, I would go for a crackers or cookies and a dip if, it would be for 10. :)
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I keep going smaller and smaller on apps.
Some people just plow through them and don't eat their dinners.
I like to serve olives and nuts mostly.
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We have a traditional cheese ball with crackers that folks tend to snack on before the meal. It's not much and we always seem to have room for all the feast.
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