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    New Years Eve Party suggestions?

    We will be entertaining at our home on New Years Eve, any new ideas for finger foods?

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    You can never go wrong with CHEESE!!
    (one block or an assortment).
    Don't cut it. Just leave it with a knife, so folks can slice off what they want.
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    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
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    We always had large New Year Eve parties with cheese, nuts, non-alcoholic drinks and at midnight we served breakfast- eggs, bacon, ham, homemade biscuits, waffles, hashbrowns, after breakfast the party was over. We went to bed and got up to dirty dishes and football. Usually had about 40 guests. wonderful parties.

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    my go to finger foods are Pinwheels... made of flour tortillas and cream cheese with ham or other stuff rolled up... yummy

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    You always need chocolate! ! !

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    I have little smokies, meatballs, wings,pinwheels on the listing with a fruit and vegie tray. I have a couple of hot dips but had not thought about the wheel of cheese and what was I thinking I forgot the chocolate! If anone has some special recipe please include it.

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    This is definitely not finger food but the best New Year's Eve Party I threw had a baked potato bar. My husband and I got small baking potatoes, washed them and wrapped them in aluminum foil. We did not put them all in the oven at once but staggered them about 20-30 minutes apart. Because they were small, they baked quickly.

    Then we assembled toppings: butter, cheese, chives, broccoli, chopped barbecue beef and chicken, chili, etc., everything we could think of!

    Then the fun began - people used paper bowls and fixed their own baked potatoes. Cutting the potato in half and sharing it with someone was encouraged; that way you could fix multiple "halves" with different toppings throughout the evening. The bowls worked great! Everyone said they really loved being able to pick and choose toppings and have more than one kind. Several people have used this for New Year's Day and Superbowl buffets.

    Clean-up was a breeze since we used the paper bowls and the leftovers were handy for meals for us for the next several days.

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    Buy 16 ozs (2 blocks) of cream cheese, either regular, lfat or fat free.
    Place 1 block on a plate or shallow bowl.
    Pour your favorite salsa over the top.
    Serve w/dippers of your choice.

    This is enough for 2 plates of dip....you can make them at the same time and put out or serve second one when first one is gone.


    8 oz cream cheese of your choice
    1 to 2 TBsp of mayo stirred in till smooth
    add 1/4 to 1/2 well drained crushed pineapple
    mix together and serve with crackers, toast points, celery

    Enjoy!

    delma

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    You can make this several days ahead and warm up before you serve it.
    Cut up a link type sausage into 1/2 inch long pieces. The sausage needs to be a firm sausage. Venison sausage is really great for this.
    Mix equal amounts of picante sauce (medium or hot) and grape jelly, enough to almost cover the cut up sausage. Pour the sauce/jelly mixture over the sausage and simmer for 2 hours.
    Chill and dip out the congealed fat. At this point you may freeze them, or reheat to serve them. Serve with toothpicks.

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    Fresh fruit on fun toothpicks with fruit dip on the side.
    Desiderata (Max Ehrmann) - Walk placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

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    1: Cheese balls, 2: dried beef rolls ( dried beef with cream cheese spread on each piece of beef and then place a section of a dill pickle spear on top, roll up, and cut in sections) 3: onion soup dip with chips or crackers, 4: bean spread (brown 1/2# ground beef or turkey w/ 1/4 cup chopped onion, stir in 1/4 c of catsup, 1&1/2 tsp of chili powder & 1/2 tsp salt, mash in 1 8oz can red kidney beans w/ liquid. Heat thru. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 c chopped stuffed green olives, 1/4 c chopped onions. Serve hot as a spread with corn chips. Ummmm!
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    What age group will be coming? I've found that food for teenagers, 20yr olds, 4o yr old are three different food groups, never mind the old codgers. What activities will they be doing? Dancing? Shouting at the TV, X-Box, talking quietly, playing card games?

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    have each guest bring their favorite nibbler and have a party or roll out slices of pumpernickle bread flat cut off crust spred outside with butter then roll fresh cut mozzarella and asparagas and roasted red peppers and bake in oven for 6 or 7 min 350 degrees cut up kilbasa 1 cuo catsup 1 cup grape jelly cook until hot cheese buritto cartwheels cut in quarters i could go on and on yummy

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    I've had good luck with little smokies or other small sausages, whole mushrooms, and sometimes premade meatballs tossed into the slow cooker with 2 parts BBQ sauce and 1 part catsup. Rarely do I come home with more than the slow cooker. (my neighbor says she likes BBQ sauce and beer better!)

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    Ham roll ups Slice of ham lunch meat spread with cream cheese, put a slice of pickle or a green onion in it and roll it up. Cut into bite size pieces about 1/2 inch.

    I have also bought the chestnuts in a can and wrapped with a piece of bacon hold in place with a toothpick and bake until the bacon is done.

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    The Betty Crocker website has a great recipe for spinach cheese balls. They are delicious! Make a big batch and you can keep them frozen until you need them. Then you just take out and heat however many you need.
    I've also made little kabobs with cubes of cheese, ham, salami, olives and or pickle slices. Very popular.

    Enjoy!
    Sue

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