The Crazy Suburban Mom: I need some party recipes, please?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I need some party recipes, please?

Remember back in September my kid entered that Luthier Apprenticeship?  In case that's not ringing a bell a luthier is someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments.  In my kids case mostly, but not only, guitars.

Well, he's done!

Best of all he's home and  I'm all crazy yay! My baby's home let Mommy hug you again, about that.  This post is about his party, which by the way has been scheduled twice (TWICE!) already.    The first time in early February and it was canceled due to....

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And the second time, two weeks later it was canceled due to... (read on)


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And my kid was all, OH, COME ON ALREADY....

 Dude, I hear you.

I decided to wait till late March, early April to give the party thing another shot but in the interim  I've been thinking.

I was going to order sandwich platters and do a Knorr Spinach Dip (because I alway do that) and a, um....cheese platter because I couldn't think of anything else and than I realized, Ho Hum, how boring am I?  And maybe I shouldn't order at all...

Maybe I should do just some things I can make?  

Do you think you guys could leave me some easy party recipes in the comment section? 

  I still don't know what I will do and may just end up deciding to go with the sandwich platters but there are so many great (and easy, remember easy - Oh, and cheap's good, too) recipes out there I thought I'd ask you to Frisbee some of them my way.

Desperate for party recipes,
Tracy

PS - working on my blog again and lost my blogroll, if I lost you let me know...

10 Comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom 3/11/10, 11:55 AM  

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Vonlipi 3/11/10, 11:59 AM  

You're back in business! How about little cocktail sausages rolled in half a slice of bacon and baked 10-15 min at 350-375? That pretty budget friendly and super simple to do!

I served some at Xmas and they were a big hit!

The Mom (aka Amy) 3/11/10, 1:42 PM  

I am not sure if the link will work, but these are great and easy for entertaining. I serve them with some feta cheese and kalamata olives. I used to make these all the time when we lived in New Jersey because they always had the best and cheapest tomatoes. Anyway, give it a try. People always love them when I make them.

http://www.myveggietable.com/2009/09/oven-dried-tomatoes.html

Tara Beaulieu 3/11/10, 3:45 PM  

How about a fresh tomato/mozzarella salad? I slice up roma (cheap) tomatoes, get some fresh mozz at the deli counter (the little ball sort, or you could get a larger once and slice it), some fresh basil and drizzle with olive oil, balsamic and a sprinkle of salt.

This is a party staple at our house!

@eloh 3/11/10, 4:27 PM  

A package or two of those tiny sausages called Lil' Smokies - a bottle of BBQ sauce - and a crock pot. Some toothpicks near the crock pot.

The first time I had these I thought the lady was fibbing and just didn't want to share the "receipe".

heidi 3/11/10, 4:49 PM  

yes indeedy. anything wrapped in bacon. dates, waterchestnuts, weenies, whatev.

i also did a yummy blue chz between 2 pecans thing at new years. or there's ye olde meatballs in grape jelly.

or i could get out the cookbook for something funky....

Anonymous,  3/11/10, 5:36 PM  

congrats to the son!

Sandy 3/11/10, 7:35 PM  

Took these to a party once and they disappeared FAST!!
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/12/flashback_1981_-_holiday_bacon_appetizers/

She has other yummy party appetizer type recipes on her site, too!

J Sedai 3/11/10, 8:26 PM  

cheesy meatballs, 1lb 97% lean beef, hand full parmeasan cheese, handful italian bread crumbs, 1 egg moosh, make into small balls, bake till brown. I like to do the tomatoes with mozzarella too but I half them and them pepper and basil, and add a dollop of cheese, then broil till cheese is SLIGHTLY melty (just a min or two) Umm. for dessert you can do mini pie (use store bought crust and filling if you want) and just do it in a cup cake pan, there's so much butter in pie crust that the just pull out with tongs (give a gentle twist as you pull up) feel free to purse my blog for some more stuff or hit me for some other things (OOOO add chicken to your spinach dip to make it more filling, and then use it to fill those puff things, like cream puffs but with a savory filling, also those are a SNAP to make also) but I don't want to have a mile long comment here, you know me I could talk recipes ALL DAY!!

Lin 3/11/10, 9:48 PM  

I've got a good one for you--easy and great, but I've got a certain cat on my lap right now and I can't get up right now. I'll send it to you. Sorry. I take my kitty cuddling very seriously.

And on that note---WOW!! How cool is that for your son??? That program sounds incredible. I'll bet you are both very proud. :) Yea, son! Yea, mom!

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