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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2007, 10:40:48 PM »
Water chestnuts or crab wrapped in bacon.  All you do is wrap the bacon (cut in thirds) around the chestnut or crab and secure with a tooth pick and pop them in the oven 350 for 45 min or until they're crisp.  For the sauce mix half cup chilli sauce, 1 c. mayo and 1 c. brown sugar and pour it over the wraps. They're so good and go over really well at parties. 

Jello shots!!! Everyone loves jello shots.  You can find some really tasty recipes online.

Chili Con Queso Dip....cut up about half a block of velveeta and use half a jar of salsa and put it in the crock pot and serve with tortilla chips.

Cold Veggie Pizza

2 cans crescent rols spread out on large cookie sheet and baked at 375 or til lightly browned.  Allow to cool.  Then mix 1 c. mayo, 2 8oz. cream cheese and 1 pkg. Dry Hidden Valley Dressing Mix.  Spread onto the cooled crust and top with whatever veggies you want...broccoli, carrots, olives, green pepper...what have you and then top with cheese.

Frozen Rum Drink: 

3c. weak tea
7 c. water
2 c. rum
12 oz. frozen orange juice
12 oz. frozen lemonade
2 c. sugar

Freeze and mix with 7 Up to serve....goes over VERY well...perhaps too well ;)

Saurkraut Dip

8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
1 c. swiss cheese
4 oz. corn beef, finely chopped
1 c. saurekraut, drained and chopped
3-4 T milk
Heat all ingredients in the microwave and serve with crackers

Shrimp Dip (my FAVORITE DIP)
1 can baby shrimp, drained
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 T Chili sauce
2 T horseradish (optional)
1/3 c. mayo
1 T. lemon juice
Mix and enjoy :)


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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2007, 10:04:19 PM »
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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2007, 10:41:01 PM »
Texas Caviar

2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 15.8 oz. can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 15.8 oz. can white hominy, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl.  Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight, stirring occasionally (longer is better, IMHO).  Note:  Adjust ingredients to taste; more garlic, less lime juice, add a jalapeno, etc.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Marinated Vegetable Appetizers

For the marinade:
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 or 4 fresh basil leaves

Combine ingredients in saucepan; bring to a boil.  Cool

2 green bell peppers
1 yellow onion
2 zucchini
4 small yellow squash
1 lb. fresh asparagus
1 8 oz. package fresh small mushrooms
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 5.75 oz. can jumbo pitted black olives, drained
1 6 oz. jar jumbo green pimento olives, drained
1 8 oz. can quartered artichoke hearts, drained

Except for mushrooms and tomatoes, cut vegetables into large, bite-sized pieces; separate onion into rings.  It's not necessary to cut olives or artichoke hearts.

Place marinade and vegetables, except for mushrooms and tomatoes, in a 1 or 2 gallon zip-lock bag.  Turn gently to coat.  Marinade in the refrigerator overnight, at least 8 hours, turning occasionally.

About 2 - 4 hours before the party, add the mushrooms and tomatoes, and turn to coat.

Serve on a large platter. 

Note:  Vegetables can be substituted at your preference. 

« Last Edit: April 25, 2007, 10:43:51 PM by JeanFromBNA »


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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2007, 07:40:25 AM »
Alcoholic Melon

Cut a watermelon in half and poke holes all over the cut sides with a skewer, then take flavoured vodka (raspberry works well) and tip down the holes, a small funnel helps. 

Keep topping up until the melon can't hold anymore. 

Leave to sit in the fridge for a few hours and serve sliced.


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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2007, 08:14:58 AM »
Quick Quiche

These go down a treat at any party I have had.

3 eggs
1/4 cup cream
won ton wrappers or if you cant get those then spring roll wrappers (cut these into 1/4 and use 2 at a at time)
salt and pepper to taste
fillings as required (ham/cheese/asparagus/herbs/olive/pesto/ bacon/leek or whatever you love)

use the wrappers to line muffin tins to make the outside of the quiche.
mix eggs and cream.
chuck in to the egg mix whatever else you want to fill the quiche with and mix.

spoon into cases and bake for about 15 mins in a 180 C or 356 F oven

makes around 12 depending on what you have added to the mix (some fillings are more bulky than others)

work well hot or cold so can make ahead of time if needed.

edited 'cause I got the temperatures wrong : )


Quick thoughts - some of the ones that have worked best for me in a party situation have been:
ham and corn
mushroom and asparagus
potato and leak
bacon and cheese

most people will eat at least one of those.
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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2007, 09:59:54 PM »
I like that recipe.  In fact, I like most recipes that include the phrase "chuck in".  ;D
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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2007, 03:12:56 PM »
hi everyone,

Thank you so much for your options . here is what the menu will looklike so far

chips, pretzel and crackers and cheese
deviled eggs
mini kabobs (steak, veggie, shrimp and chicken )
beef nacho dip
hummous with pita chips
stuff mushrooms
lettuce wraps
vggies and ranch dip
i also want to try the shrimp dip so i think that i will make that as well (thank you for the recipe)

to drink we will have
watermelon martinis (thank you for the recipe)
regular martinis
daquiris (strawberry and peach)
as well as beer, soda, and juice for the people who do not want to drink



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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2007, 04:37:51 PM »

1 can frozen OJ
1 can frozen lemonade
1 can pineapple juice
2L bottle of Sprite
26 oz Malibu rum (or other coconut rum)

Mix it all up and you have a delicious summery punch.

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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2007, 05:16:00 PM »
I love deviled eggs!  You can never go wrong with those. 

I like deviled eggs, too, but there are people who do NOT like them.  DH retches when he smells hard boiled eggs of any kind.  It's the sulfur.  The presence of deviled eggs at the table will keep him away.

Mm-m-m, that might not be an altogether bad thing  >:D
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Re: Party Menu
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2007, 10:47:32 AM »
I love deviled eggs!  You can never go wrong with those.

I like deviled eggs, too, but there are people who do NOT like them.  DH retches when he smells hard boiled eggs of any kind.  It's the sulfur.  The presence of deviled eggs at the table will keep him away.

Mm-m-m, that might not be an altogether bad thing  >:D

Even then, he probably wouldn't stay away for long.  I remember I once made 3 dozen eggs into deviled eggs (so 72 halves).  Ten minutes after I brought them to the party people were asking "Where are the deviled eggs?"  because they were gone.  There were 100-ish people there.