Everyone seems to have gone off steak myself included, but a party on here, would be nice please bring a bottle and a favourite recipe, and a favourite vid to watch with music if you like, we have all night
Lets eat drink and be merry
I'm actually trying out a new recipe. My sis-in-law has determined a Pumpkin theme for her superbowl party food. So, here goes...
1 cup pumpkin puree
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Spread a spoonful between 2 gingersnap cookies to create a "sandwich." Enjoy.
I've combined a few recipes and added the gingersnaps myself. So, I'll have to let you know if I've created a monster or a masterpiece!
Having actually made these now, I have a few adjustments...
More brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon (to taste)
Added 1/8 tsp ground cloves
As odd as it sounds, I added 4 crushed graham crackers (4 "sheets" of 4)... the mixture is too loose to put between the cookies, but I didn't want to add more creamcheese because I didn't want to lose the pumpkin flavor.
Otherwise, they worked out pretty well. It was supposed to be something my 4 1/2 yr old could do mostly on his own, and it was. But, as much as I liked the taste of the gingersnaps, they may be a little hard for sandwich cookies... a softer, vanilla cookie might work better.
Small chicken pieces
Coriander leaves Paste
Ordinary Vinegar or Lemon Juice
Oil For Frying
Salt & Sugar according to taste
After washing your small chicken pieces, marinate it with vinegar or lemon juice for at least ½ an hour. Take green chillies, some garlic and ginger in good among with coriander leaves and grind altogether to make a paste. Try to make the paste without water. Take the chicken pieces in a separate bowl without the left over juice. Now pour the paste on the chicken and marinate it for at least ½ an hour. It will be better if you can marinate it for 4 – 5 hours by keeping it in a freezer.
Now, pour some cornflower to make the matter tight and also sprinkle some flour (if you have it) and then add salt and sugar. Avoid pouring water to the stuff because after you will add salt and sugar to it the chicken will release water.
How to Cook:
Pour enough oil in the frying bowl so that the chicken pieces can be dipped completely. Heat the oil. Now take each chicken piece and put it in the oil. Put as many you can but they should not stick to each other. Deep fry till the pieces are brown in a low flame. Follow the same process until all the chicken pieces are fried.
This will be best as an evening snack. Have it with coffee, soft drinks, hard drinks etc with anything you like best. Also you can sprinkle bit of oregano, or some spicy powder or the Indian “chaat masala”. This is very tasty one we got some from India, I don't know if you get it here.
Note: The amount of the ingredients are not measured because you have the option to add them according to your taste.
COOK IT & LET ME KNOW IF YOU LIKED IT OR NOT
Well any of my Guinness recipes would do! Of course, the fact that my kids amend their work schedule when I make Guinness Stew should tell you that it's a favorite!
As for the drink - well I buy a six pack of Guinness and use one in the Stew, guess what happens to the other five bottles!?!
I'm in. I'll bring bring my cocktail meatballs but I'll use ground turkey instead, since you're off steak I also make some kick a$$ cosmos too.
1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef (you can use ground turkey if you prefer)
2/3 cup breadcrumbs (I like to use seasoned)
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup of water
3 tbs. minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 cup chili sauce (I like Heinz)
1 cup grape jelly
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine first eight ingredients. Form into 60 bite-size meatballs. Place on cookie sheet and bake 15-20 minutes or until cooked. Remove from oven and set aside. In a saucepan combine chili sauce and grape jelly. Heat until jelly has melted and mixture has a smooth consistency.
Place meatballs in a serving dish and pour sauce over meatballs ensuring all meatballs are coated. Serve immediately.
these are great recipes, we need a nice drink now, yeah these cocktail meatballs sound delicious
which wine shall we have pddm67..... a nice sweet one, or a dry? a red or a white?
If it's party food you want, you need to visit my hubs for those recipes.
I've got one for Candied Bacon on one of my hubs, the guys go wild for this one! http://hubpages.com/hub/a-world-of-bacon
Okay this is not a recipe, but I'll post anyway. My boyfriend and I have hosted a few parties. One night I put out some bowls of macadamian nuts and they went FAST!
BBQ chicken wings with chili (little amount of chili only)
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/2 cup oyster sauce
1/8 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup ketchup
1 tablespoons garlic powder
1/4 cup white sugar
1 pounds chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded
1/4 cup honey if you like to add
You taste it if it taste good, put litle salt if you like..
Directions to cook
In a large bowl, mix all the sauce together -- teriyaki sauce -- oyster sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic powder, plus sugar and put the chicken wings in the bowl, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
Put some chili if you like little only..
Heat the grill for low heat and oil the grill grate. then you can arrange chicken on the grill. Grill the chicken wings on one side for 20 minutes, and 20 on the other side or until juice will flow....yum yum yum
will make this in to a hub some day, any more recipes.......
keep posting, anyone tried any of these.....
I'll give you a nice dip for chips, simple and absolutely very tasty,
Eggplant and Tahini Dip.
Roast 3-4 eggplants. Blacken the skin. Cool and peel off the skin.
In a blender/robo-coupe, add
1 ts garlic puree
200 ml lemon juice
1 cup of tahini
Half ts ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste.
Just blend all together with the egg-plant.
Delicious and goes well with dipping bread or on a sandwich.
Also I have a stew, great for sharing, but people are afraid of it due to the ingredients, but I promise it's so damn good, a little bowl each and happy days, check it out at http://hubpages.com/hub/Quick-nutritious-stew
Enjoy the party.
Sounds great. I will bring my chessy meatballs and a bottle of Tia Maria and suppose I ought to bring the coke to go with it.
1lb Minced lamb
1 good sized onion
1tbsp mixed herbs
2oz at least of parmesan cheese
Tomatoes either tinned or fresh
Start by finely chopping the onion in a food processor. Add the minced lamb, cheese and the herbs until it is of a paste consistency. Fry in a little oil turning reguarly until cooked through.
If using tinned tomatoes put them in a saucepan with the herbs and crushed garlic until hot. The same principle using fresh tomatoes, finely chop enough tomatoes to make a sauce and add the other ingredients to taste.
This recipe toes well with either spagetti, tagliatelle or normal penne pasta etc.
Hope you enjoy
I see a few recipes that look promising and some I'm not sure about! How much time would you say that you spend preparing food for a party?
I think that depends on the type of party it is. If it is a childs party probably about 1/2 day as it is all very simple food. An adult party it maybe that I, well my husband starts preparing the food the day before. Some recipes actually recommend being made 24hr before you eat them so that they have time to set, I believe smoked salmon roulade is one of these.
I like smoked salmon, cream cheese, dill, and lemon, spread onto thin sliced of french bread. For a regular sandwich, add tomato and cucumber slices.
i'm serving these saturday at my nephew's going-away party:
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 yellow pepper, finely chopped
1 can of stewed tomatoes, drained
1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 can of pinto beans, drained (optional)
1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts (two crusts come in one box)
1 egg (to seal empenada crusts)
brown the ground beef in a pan with the onions and peppers. add spices, tomatoes and beans. cool and set aside.
grate the cheese and set aside.
put some parchment paper on two baking sheets. heat oven to 400 degrees. take one crust out of its package and roll it out so that it is thin. using a biscuit cutter, cut into rounds. if you don't have a biscuit cutter, use a clean, dry, large empty can. place dough circles onto baking sheet. put a teaspoon of the ground beef mixture into the center if each circle and a small bit of cheese. using a pastry brush, dab a little of the egg on the edges of the circle, then fold over and seal with a fork. bake for 15 minutes until they are golden brown. you will have a lot of filling left over, so serve it as chili or freeze it for more empenadads later.
i am also making a sweet version of these, which just means you mix two sliced apples, a teaspoon of cinnamon and a tablespoon of sugar together for your filling. while they are baking, make a glaze out of powdered sugar and milk, then drizzle a little on them when they are done.
If I may add, I have used this idea with any leftovers, biscuits or croissant dough and put them in muffin pan open at the top to make "baskets. The cheese on top keeps it from drying out, and makes an interesting snack or lunch extending leftovers such as Stroganoff for one to lunch for two. You can use any leftover mixture, really.
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