Party Spreads and Dips
Every time I have a party, I try to serve the food at a certain time, and every time I am late getting it to the table. I'm so bad! So, I learned many years ago, that having a few party starters and hor d'oeurves solves the problem. Now I have to make sure I have THEM ready on time.
Most of my starters can be made the day before, so i just set them out when the guests arrive.
No Double Dipping, Please
Everything from Hummus to Fondue
If you don't have enough containers to display your dips, you can use round bread, hallowed out in the middle for the dip, bell peppers in red, green, yellow and orange. Large tomatoes make good serving bowls, as well as zucchini boats. Use your imagination!
Prepare your veggie dippers ahead: carrots, celery, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower are all sturdy enough and are good to prepare in advance.
Breads are easy to prepare by slicing or cubing. Pita bread and bagels, rye bread or pumpernickel can all be used.
Crackers of all varieties, tortilla chips, potato chips, bread sticks give you a selection of good dippers.
If you want to use fruit dips, dippers include chunks of angel food cake, cookies, marshmallows or pretzels.
1-8 oz. package cream cheese
1 jar dried beef (by Armor)
3 scallions or green onions, chopped
Make into a ball and roll in chopped walnuts. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour, at least. Serve with crackers.
Judy's Cheese Dip
Blend in blender until well mixed and creamy.
1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup medium salsa
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Delicious! Serve with veggies.
Fish Dips and Spreads
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 can crab meat
1 teaspoon onion flakes
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix together and layer crab spread in a small glass serving bowl with cocktail sauce. Serve with crackers or bread.
Warm Crab Dip (in crockpot)
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. Velveeta cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon onion salt
1 small can mushrooms
1 cup crab meat
Mix all together. Put in crockpot and serve warm with crackers or bread.
Hot Shrimp Dip
1 can cream of shrimp soup, undiluted
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sliced, pitted black olives
1 cup small cooked shrimp
In saucepan over medium heat, combine soup and cream cheese. Add olives and shrimp. Heat through. Seerve with butter-flavored crackers. Keep warm in chafing dish or fondue pot. Makes about 3 cups dip. Really delicious!
Coconut Fruit Dip
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 package(3.4 oz) instant coconut cream pudding mix
Blend in blender for 1 minute or until smooth. Serve with fresh pineapple spears, grapes or strawberries. Yummy!
Easy Fruit Dip
1 16 oz carton sour cream
1 small package instant vanilla pudding
Mix together a day ahead. It gets creamier as it sits. Serve with fresh fruit. Strawberries are the best!
1 10 oz jar apple jelly
1 10 oz can pineapple pieces
1 small jar horseradish
white pepper to taste
Mix until smooth in blender. Refrigerate overnight. Serve over 3 blocks (8 oz each) cream cheese.
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