On the Spot Entertaining

 

Quick, Stylish and easy entertaining ideas- when there isn't much time to plan.

 

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  • Perogies served with applesauce/ sour cream/ caramelized onions +/or sauerkraut
  • Pretzels served with cranberry relish +/ or honey mustard
  • Hummus drizzled with fruity olive oil/ +/or lemon and torn pieces of pita bread
  • Nachos- Tortilla chips/refried beans/chili/olives/salsa/sour cream/ bacon/ scallions/ cheeses/peppers,etc..
  • Chicken tenders served with mango chutney/ honey/ apricot jam/ barbecue sauce/ french dressing/ buffalo wing sauce/ blue cheese dressing/ ginger soy dressing......
  • Vegetable gyoza (frozen section of market) served with peanut satay sauce
  • Fresh Mozzarella/ sun-dried or roasted tomatoes/ fresh basil/ olive oil/ on toast rounds
  • Tortellini, mozzarella, pimentos on skewers seasoned with sun-dried tomato pesto
  • Pear slices with crumbled gorgonzola over assorted lettuce and vinaigrette
  • Asparagus spread with mayonnaise and Romano cheese wrapped in ham, hot or cold.
  • Quiches
  • Spiced nuts
  • Celery or apples spread with peanut butter or flavored cream cheese spread
  • Cucumber sandwiches (fill with a thin layer of softened herbed cream cheese or butter and some fresh dill, thin sliced cucumbers, salt and pepper.)
  • Egg rolls, dim sum, chicken wings from your favorite Chinese restaurant
  • Pineapple chunks wrapped in bacon, secured with a toothpick and broiled with terriyaki sauce until bacon is cooked.
  • Dates stuffed with cream cheese and an almond, wrapped in bacon secured with a toothpick and broiled until bacon is cooked.
  • Assorted cheeses and wine.
  • Spinach dip- hot or cold
  • Crudites (fresh vegetables) and dip
  • Goat cheese seasoned with crushed assorted colored peppercorns/ fruity olive oil and a crusty sour dough loaf.
  • Jammin Goat Cheese
  • Seasoned olive oils served with torn pieces of italian bread.
  • Baked assorted olives with fresh herbs (rosemary, oregano, thyme etc.).
  • Seafood platter- spread platter with whipped cream cheese, then cocktail sauce and then diced shrimp, crab +/or lobster,minced fresh parsley/lemon/serve with crackers.
  • Stuffed grape leaves
  • Marinated artichokes
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • Grilled marinated asparagus
  • Hot cherry peppers stuffed with prosciutto an provolone, may be cut in half and baked.
  • Cherry tomatoes stuffed with softened herb cheese spread
  • Warmed assorted nuts (in or out of the shell)
  • Fruit salad





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