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Old 05-12-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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Need Cold Appy Ideas for Teens

SO has been tasked with the preparation of cold appetizers for an 8th grade graduation function.

We're looking for ideas for a cold appetizer that's self-contained and is something that 8th graders (around 13 years old) would like.

We appreciate any suggestions you can provide.

Thanks,
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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It's been my experience (raised 5 children) that that age group likes "munchie-type" things. Perhaps you could create an appy that resembles natchos, etc. Although, that same age group can be quite picky when it comes to eating. I haven't had to prepare anything for that age group in a while. Best of luck to you. Funny thing, I actually remember eighth grade, but it WAS a long time ago.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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SO has been tasked with the preparation of cold appetizers for an 8th grade graduation function.

We're looking for ideas for a cold appetizer that's self-contained and is something that 8th graders (around 13 years old) would like.

We appreciate any suggestions you can provide.

Thanks,
my 13 yr old daughter says cold cuts, salsa, onion dip, chips, salads, fresh fruit/salad
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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How about fruit (strawberries, pineapple, grapes, etc) with fruit dip?

8 oz softened cream cheese
7-8 jar marshmallow fluff
8 oz cool whip


Blend cream cheese and fluff thn fold in cool whip. Refridgerate.

You could even buy a ready made fruit tray at the grocery and send the dip along with it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:09 PM   #5
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Tortilla pinwheels - make a variety of different fillings

Finger sandwiches (no crust ) filled with pimiento cheese spread

There's a recipe out there for pimiento cheese made with cream cheese that I've been meaning to try and just haven't yet. I've read people raving over it though.

Pieces of thin sliced ham slathered with boursin cheese, rolled, and then cut into serving size pieces (maybe use Cheese Whiz filling for teenagers )
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:30 PM   #6
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They didn't stick you with an easy task..I'm thinking on the less expensive,time consuming ( mom and dad assembled).Almost self contained.

Hot Wings,personally I like them better when their cold.Served with Ranch Dressing in a cup.

Buy some ready made dinner rolls,croissants and add lunch meats to it.You can cut them into bite sized pieces with toothpicks inserted.

Basil Bread stix, served with a side of pizza sauce.

Maybe a local restaurant will have the cups with lids at a cheap price.


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Old 05-12-2009, 10:01 PM   #7
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I would make some small cheese and bacon crackers. chicken meatballs and bbq sauce. pumpkin seed and cranberry trail mix, I add white chocolate chips. pita chips and dip is always a hit.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:08 AM   #8
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Sausage Balls
1 pound ground sausage
(Mild or hot Italian sauage or even a breakfast sausage)
3 cups Bisquick baking mix
4 cups grated sharp Cheddar
1/8 tablespoon pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray.
Combine all ingredients in a large glass bowl. Mix well with your fingers. The mixture will be very crumbly. Form into 1 inch balls, squeezing the mixture so it holds together, then rolling it between the palms of your hands to form balls.
Place the balls on the baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. To prevent sticking, move the balls with a spatula halfway through cooking.

Serve with a marnaria or your favorite pasta sauce or even a Hot mustard.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:52 AM   #9
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Kraft Easy Cheese (4 flavors) on different "Kwackers"......
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:35 AM   #10
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They could make their own cold veggie pizzas ... bake off a couple sheets of the roll out crescent dough and cut into 3 x 3 squares. Each student could top with how much dip (we use dill dip but I know others who use ranch) and cut up veggies they want. Takes some of the assembly work off of you and lets pickier eaters pick the veggies they like.
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