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Holiday appetizers
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Mrs. Peanut    Posted 12-19-2004 at 09:39:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Peanut family is having the entire 40 + Nuts for the holidays this year. We are going to surprise my Mom this Christmas by inviting her Ten brothers and sister, as well as all their children to our home for a holiday reunion. It has been Ten years since the Nuts have spent a holiday altogether. Soooo, I am looking for some creative and cost effective appetizers to satisfy the Nuts. I especialy looking forward to Tacon1 advise so I can make it through this Nutty shindig! I have plenty of whiskey for the event.

You folks are great and I apprecaite all your input.

Mrs. Peanut


EngineerJoyce    Posted 12-20-2004 at 08:37:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
set up a video camera in the corner of the main room. When people start arriving, start it recording. Leave it all day, changing memory, etc. as needed. Don't tell anybody it's there. Editing can be done later, but the stories captured will be priceless.

A veggie tray is always welcomed by the health conscious ones, and little smokies in barbecue sauce is a hit for the guys.

My immediate family gathers at least a half dozen times a year. That's Mom and Dad, us 12 kids with spouses and kids. There's 50, and we potluck it. Nobody leaves hungry.


Maggie/TX    Posted 12-19-2004 at 13:18:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mrs. Peanut, my all-time favorite holiday appetizer is something I call Party Roll-Ups. It is cost effective and makes a whole bunch at once. You can feed a crowd with this one and they will love them!

Party Roll-Ups

1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 (8-oz.) carton sour cream
5 or 6 green onions - minced
1 (4-oz.) can chopped black olives
1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chilies
1 (12 to 16-oz.) pkg. chopped ham lunchmeat
Jalapenos (to taste)
1 pkg. Large flour tortillas

Chop lunchmeat, jalapenos and green onions fine. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, onions, ham, black olives, and green chilies well. Spread mixture thinly on large flour tortillas and roll up tight. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Slice into approx. 1/4" pinwheels and serve. Betcha can't eat just one!

Another goodie is Sausage Balls. It doesn't get much easier than this.

Sausage Balls

1 lb. hot pan sausage
1/4 lb. grated cheddar cheese
(medium or sharp)
2 C. Bisquick

Mix all ingredients together well and shape into small balls. Bake at 325 for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.



seahag    Posted 12-19-2004 at 13:08:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get about 2 Pounds of Boiled ham sliced medium at your deli, two jars of gerkin pickles and 2 packages of cream cheese.

Let the cream cheese stand out until it is room temperature.

Take a piece of the ham spread it with cream chesse and on the edge lay the little gerkins down one side, now roll em up/ slice them in little bite size pieces and secure with a toothpick...they are SOOOOO good I love em.


Dave Munson    Posted 12-19-2004 at 11:42:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chex Mix

Cheerios, Cheese crackers, pretzels, peanuts, wheat chex, corn chex, rice chex

for a big roaster full - use about half a box or package of each of the above.

Sauce:

1 to 1 1/2 sticks oleo or butter - prefer oleo for this recipe. melt oleo
and add:
garlic salt - about 2 tablespoons
Worchester sauce - about 1/3 bottle
(taste and adjust).

If you want to use less on the salt, taste and add more until it tastes right.

bake 1 hour about 250 - 275 - stir every 15-20 minutes.

I add garlic powder and add seasoned salt to taste.


Mark    Posted 12-19-2004 at 09:58:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
This won't sound very good,but it is!!
Take a package of large hot dogs,or franks,cut them into pieces about a half or 3/4 inch long (bite size). Wrap a piece of fake bacon (sizzlean)around each piece of hot dog and secure it with a wooden toothpick.Don't use real bacon,it's too greasy and won't work(tried it once). Throw them into a crockpot and put a couple cups of brown sugar on top of them.Put on the lid and turn on to low for at least 4 hours.Gently turn them ever so often to baste.We call them "sizzleenies". They are soooo good!! Merry Christmas!! Mark


oslo again    Posted 12-19-2004 at 09:52:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Use a tape recorder, take notes and plenty of pictures.


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