I'm trying to come up with some delicious and yet pretty simple appetizers to serve at a dinner party we've been invited to with some new friends. We've met them through the new school. They are foodies and sporties and the lovely wife of the host family is up to her eyeballs in volunteer efforts at the school. Putting me to shame, really.

So, here is what I am thinking for 4 couples:

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)

Smoked Salmon and Wasabi Cream Cheese Bites (Made with Rube's homemade Smoked Salmon)

And lastly, this Crudite Platter with the "Really" Onion Dip. A much smaller version, mind you. I'm not spending the day prepping all those veggies. I mean, gimme a break - it's a veggie plate.

What do you think? Anything you would change? Any smashing holiday appetizers you'd like to share! Cause I would love, love, love that!


Tambo said...

Simple and always a big hit...

A wheel of brie...sliced horizontally through the middle (making two thinner wheels of brie).

Spread a yummy preserve in the middle of the two halves (I like seedless rasberry myself).

Wrap in a pastry sheet...gathered at the top.

Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes until it's flaky and golden.

Bust that pastry shell open with a spreader and let the guests spread that sweet and salty goodness on your fav craker. Mmmmmm good.

secret agent mama said...

Can you make it six couples!?

suchsimplepleasures said...

sounds yummy...what time should i be there? i'll bring dessert. ok, thanks ;)

kathleen said...

so I know it's totally random I'm going through your old posts.. but this is what happens when my job provides me with.. spare time.

I found this tastey appetizer in my Food & Wine mag.... it's different. but good believe me.

dried figs that you stuff with feta cheese. and then wrap with a fresh sage leaf, and a slice of prosciutto (hold together w/ toothpicks). then you lightly pan fry until the prosciutto has a nice-looking crispiness to it.


Erica said...


That sounds YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing!