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Old 06-14-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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ISO appetizers for prime rib dinner

ok I don't want to go overboard. I want them to be hungry for the prime rib dinner ahemmmm....expensive "lol".

I'm having prime rib, mashed potatoes, and green beans. I'm making 2 cakes for desert. Chocolate Estasy Strawberry Short Cake and Carrot Cake.

People are coming at 2pm and I think dinner will be ready hopefully by 3/3:30pm.

What is simple and not too overly filling for an appetizer or two?

I could do olives, small pickles and some different cubed cheeses on a platter and some salsa and chips. Any other ideas?

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Old 06-14-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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How about a crudite (vegetables )platter with a couple of dips a little bit of cheese with some light crackers I would skip the salsa and chips.Since dinner is with in the hour you are right not too much.Or just a simple shrimp cocktail with the vegies and dips.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:39 PM   #3
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Since you are eating so soon after they have arrived, I would just serve liquids ! Let them be hungry - it is a early dinner. They will enjoy all your hard work !! Good luck - it will be awesome !
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:43 PM   #4
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If you feel you must serve appetizers, do what jp suggests. Just serve a crudite platter, but make it light. You want to tease your guests' tastebuds enough to want what's ahead.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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When I'm having a meal like prime rib, I want my family or guests to enjoy it..So tidbits before hand are usually small bites and just a few in number each..Two we enjoy are slices of cucumber that I slice and drain, then top with crab,mayo,lemon juice, mint, tabasco and salt and pepper, plus I do a few cherry tomatoes with either feta or cream cheese,chives,sour cream and pine nuts..I make two of each per person and those with drinks are just before we sit down..Everyone has a taste and whets their appetites then enjoys dinner.

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Old 06-14-2007, 07:59 PM   #6
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I like the shrimp cocktail idea. OR

stuffed mushrooms

mini crustless quiches

Strawberries stuffed w cream cheese

There's another appetizer thread with many good ideas. Try a search here.

I would stay away from bread, chips and dips -- too filling.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:34 PM   #7
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Legend, you've gotten some delicious sounding ideas already! I'm moving your post down to the Appetizer forum so that you get some more views.
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Wow these are great ideas!!!
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:43 PM   #9
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Does anyone know of any good veggie dip recipes? I'm looking around online now. I'm looking for simplicity as I have a lot to get ready for plus a 1 year old at home "lol". She is going to nana's for the day on Saturday though.

I'm thinking a nice small veggie platter and a dip. So far that's what I'm thinking.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:47 PM   #10
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ooh ooh I found one that suits my needs.

Veggie Dip Recipe | Recipezaar
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