Plans for the engagement party are coming along nicely. We have had about 60 people RSVP so far. I expect a few more last minute ones. Everyone invited to this party, will be invited to the wedding. I am completely shocked by the number of close friends we have. Mom and Dad are busy de-packratting, and doing small stuff to the house like new curtains. Mom is decorating the house to the nines with christmas stuff. The only problem is that the handyman they hire fell off the wagon. He gets his disability check (for being a drug-addict) on the 1st, so he usually buys drugs then. My tax dollars at work. Anyway, I am the one concerned with the food. Here is our menu. Any glaring omissions? Party starts Sat at 6pm.
Honey Baked Ham
Nice rolls and croissants maybe CostCo, maybe bakery
Meat, cheese, fruit and veggie trays from Costco
Deviled Eggs (A friend of mom's is bringing)
*Stuffed Mushrooms (Stuffing is Mashed Potatoe based)
*Puffed Pastry Rolls (I am thinking some spinach, red pepper based, maybe some with hot&spicy pepperoni, maybe some others)
*Small crock-pot of Queso (a TexMex Cheese Dip)
*Baked Brie (with Apricot Jam but no nuts)
Ranch Dip in a Bread Bowl
Cocktail Weiners (My fh requested nicely) in another crockpot
Red Velvet sheet cake from a bakery (I make a nice one, but I won't have time to decorate it.)
*Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake with white chocolate granache (I have made this before, but I saw a photo where they just put the granache on the wide shallow parts and it looked pretty)
If I have time I was thinking of making this apple pie-ish finger food things. Fillo Dough rolled around apple pie filling and baked.
Anyone know an easy recipe for Tomato Basil Soup? Mom and Dad don't have a blender. I thought it might be nice to have some soup out in a crock pot with coffee cups for people to drink the soup out of.
Oh, and we will be having guests. I can't start with prep until after my last exam on Thursday. Four people are arriving Friday and two more on Saturday. And, mom and Dad's oven is really awful. I won't make cookies in it. I put a star by the things I will need to prepare. Mom can't cook.