I am gathering my recipes here on the hubs I am gearing up to try to make my holidays go a bit smoother this year. I hope in this process in some small way you find something useful to help yours go smoother as well. I know every year I am always jam packed with last minute things to do. We have New Years parties and that is pretty much the only holiday I can get away with making appetizers for the main meal. Our biggest holiday is Christmas and my crew won't even think of it being Christmas day with out the whole Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. That of course doesn't change the fact I have hungry people waiting all morning for that delicious meal with it's tempting aromas drifting throughout the house. Why I don't know what would happen if I didn't have a few trays of appetizers floating about to at least temporarily tame those hungry beasts. I know one thing is for sure thanks to appetizers I am not going to have to find out. I think I just may slip in a Christmas eve where I only make appetizers as a friend here on the hubs suggested she does.She has given me a bit more incentive to try to incorporate more appetizers in my holidays season in a quick comment on one of my other hubs. I just wanted to say thanks to Cheri for mentioning that to me I just may do it more extensively this year. Be sure to check out some of Cheri's hubs here.
Mini Egg Rolls
1 Package raw coleslaw mix
1 Package Won-ton Wrappers
1 Jimmy Dean 1Lb roll Sausage
Oil for cooking
Brown your sausage drain off fat. Add your cabbage to your sausage cook until it become translucent and fully cooked. Allow to cool.
Using your Won-ton wrappers add 1 tablespoon of mixture on one end in the center.
Use water to seal the edges of your mini egg rolls as you rolls them.
Roll up your egg rolls and set aside.
Heat your cook oil.
They cook fairly quickly so as soon as your mini egg roll is browned turn and brown the other side. Remove them and drain them on a paper towel.
Serve hot or even cool they are easy & taste great.
You can serve these with soy sauce or with a sweet and sour sauce.
They are even great plain.
Potato Mint Pierogies
Potato Mint Pierogies are easy and delicious.
I shared this recipe on another hub but it is so easy it is worth sharing again. It is quick and easy, best of all very cheap to make. You can use left over mashed potatoes for these and they are delicious hot or cold.
Potato Mint Pierogies
1 package won ton wrapper (find these in produce area)
1/1/2 cups mashed potatoes (even instant works but make them on the very thick side)
1/4 cup diced ham
2 tbsp fresh mint finely cut
1/2 tsp dried garlic * optional or garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried bell pepper flakes * optional
1 Small cup of water
* Oil for frying
Mix your potatoes, ham, mint as well as seasonings. Mix well. Using your water to wet the edges of your won ton wrapper use your finger dipped into the water run your finger around the won ton to moisten the otter edge to seal it.
Add about a half teaspoon of the potato mixture to the middle of the won ton wrapper.
Fold the wrapper into a triangle pinching the edges together as you go.
Heat your oil and deep fry pierogies on each side until browned or you can boil them for a few minutes in hot water or broth then brown them in a pan of butter.
Drain on paper towels if deep frying and serve hot or cold.
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Similar to Red Lobster's
Ingredients & Directions:
1 pound fresh mushrooms about 40 or so
1/4 cup celery chopped fine
6 slices white cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons onion chopped fine
2 tablespoons red bell pepper chopped fine
1/2 pound crab claw meat or imitation crab chopped fine
2 cups butter crackers or oyster crackers crushed
1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
heat oven to 400 degrees
Sauté your celery, onion, and peppers in butter then let cool
Wash mushrooms and remove stems
Set aside the caps and finely chop you only need about half of the stems
Use the other half of the stems in another dish if you like or disgaurd
Combine the sautéed vegetables, mushroom stems, and all other ingredients (except cheese slices) and mix well
Place mushroom caps in a buttered casseroles or bakingdishes
Spoon 1 teaspoon of stuffing into each mushroom
Cover with sliced cheese
Bake for 12−15 minutes until cheese is lightly browned
Serve in a beautiful serving dish and enjoy
Pork Chili Mayo Cups
2 cups Pork Roast shredded
1 package Won-ton Wrappers
- 1 cup mayonnaise, light mayonnaise or miracle whip
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper or cayenne pepper
- 3 tablespoons chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon dry onions
Other topping ideas:
Optional shredded cheese
Optional romaine lettuce
Optional purple onions
Optional bacon bites
Optional Taco seasoning instead of the other seasonings for Taco bites
In each one place a Won-ton wrapper. Place paper cup cake wrappers in a muffin tin. Mix your chili sauce and add to shredded pork roast. Bake your Won-ton wrappers at 375 degrees until lightly browned about 5 -7 minutes. you can spray them with butter flavored spay if you wish or use a bit of egg white but they will brown either way. Mix your chili sauce and your pork well and add a tablespoon to each Won-ton wrapper. Top with shredded cheese and bake for an additional 2 or 3 minutes to melt the cheese.
Serve with shredded lettuce & Salsa if desired.
Mini Taco cups
1 package Won-ton Wrappers
1 1lb sausage or hamburger
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup shredded cheese
Brown meat drain off oil. Follow directions on the package for taco seasoning cook until all liquid is absorbed. Place 1 Won-ton wrapper into each muffin tin, using cup cake papers help with serving and clean up. Brush with olive oil, non stick butter spray or egg white if desired. Bake at 375 for 5 minutes or until brown. Once they are browned fill each cup with meat & top with a small amount of cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted. Serve with any of the following items.
Optional toppings sour cream, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, salsa, diced jalapenos, diced black olives, or diced onions
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