View Full Version : any ideas for yummy/easy New Years Eve finger foods?
12-30-2002, 06:27 PM
Ok, I know what we usually make for our little at home New Year's celebration, but I always try to add something a bit new. This year I am drawing a blank. Then I thought, why not ask your fellow wench sisters.. and other rennies... maybe they will give you many ideas worth doing!
SO, I ask of you, your recipes.. keeping in mind, nothing too spicy or the kids won't touch it...
Thank you in advance!
12-30-2002, 06:33 PM
Here's something quick and pretty yummy and most kid's will eat it because it has little smokies in it and you can leave them in a crockpot on the lowest setting at a party to keep warm.
It's a bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce and a small jar of Grape jelly. You heat the two together with a pack or two of little smokies in it. It's different than bbq sauce and it's really tasty. My 5 yr old is a little smokies freak and I can't keep her (the queen of I hate that it has stuff on it) out of them. Rhiannon just goes nuts for these.
12-30-2002, 07:06 PM
also using lil smokies...
get those canned crescent rolls and wrap each little smokie in about 1/4 to 1/5 of each individual roll bake at about 350 til golden serve with mustard VERY yummy, very easy and amazingly the consistent favorite at my holiday parties!
i also lvoe artichoke / spinach artichoke dip but im not sure of the "kid ick" factor on this one...
one can (14oz) artichoke hearts drained and quartered
1 cup mayo (you can use light)
1 cup grated parmesean (you can also use that pregrated italian mix they sell, or the kind in the cna is you're desperate)
garlic to taste (or not)
combine ingredients, when i want a smoother dip i stick it all in the blender and blend till smooth otherwise i just stir it by hand...
bake at 350 20 minutes
serve with tortilla chips or sliced french bread ( i prefer bread)
you can also add spinach if you want: about a handful of fresh leaves or one of those small square frozen packages (thawed and WELL drained) and add a little extra cheese and mayo (about 1/4 more each)
it's as good, or better than the kind you get in restaurants!
would a mild mexican dip/queso dip be too much for the kids? i can post that one too...
LOL...pigs in blankets was exactly what i was going to suggest when I saw this post!
They are quick, easy and oh sooooooooo yummy!!
12-30-2002, 09:40 PM
What about some good ol' Jello Jigglers? Most kids love them, and hey, they can help make them! :D
The directions are right on the box. :)
What is also cool is when they're made substituting ginger ale/7 up for the cold water in the recipe. They come out with bubbles, and have a neat taste! You could also use the sparkling grape flavour, if they wanted to have a little sparkly/bubbly thing with or without the 7up. :)
12-30-2002, 09:58 PM
:augh: I forgot one of my very very favorites! (a Southern Holiday tradition and sooo easy & yummy to make)
Savory Sausage Cheese Balls
2 pounds breakfast sausage, in 1 lb rolls
1-1/2 cups all purpose baking/biscuit mix
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Form into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Sausage cheese balls can be frozen uncooked. Thaw and cook according to directions.
YUMYUMYUM!!! :singdanc: :bananada:
Also, I like to take a flour torilla, layer on deli meat and cheeses and whatever condiments and veggies I like. I roll it up as you would a jelly roll (until it makes a spiral), add toothpicks every few inches, then cut between the toothpicks. These are great little finger sandwiches!
Also, another YUMMY finger food is Monkey bread -- and so wasy to make. First, preheat oven to 375° F. You need:
1/2 cup Margarine or Butter (butter makes it soooooo good)
1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Finely chopped nuts
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
3 cans Buttermilk Biscuits
Prepare your Bundt pan by coating the inside with cooking spray or butter and set it aside. Melt 1/2 cup butter (and, if you're going all the way, the butter should NOT be the "lite" type!) in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the sugar, brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon. Open one can of biscuits and separate. Cut each biscuit into four sections and roll each section into a ball. Put each ball into the sugar mixture and coat, then drop into Bundt pan. After finishing the first can of biscuits, drizzle a little melted butter evenly over the top of this first layer. Repeat these steps for the next two cans of biscuits. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the top and bake in a preheated 375° F. oven for 30-35 minutes. When done, remove from the oven and let cool for a minute or two, then turn onto a plate and carefully remove the pan. If you leave the monkey bread in the Bundt pan much longer, it will stick to it and is hard to remove.
12-30-2002, 11:29 PM
would a mild mexican dip/queso dip be too much for the kids? i can post that one too...
Oh post away.. might be worth a shot!
Hey you guys are doing great!! Thank you!
12-31-2002, 12:47 PM
Being a true mutha ... er mother, I've got a few quick n' easy recipes:
Take an 8 oz package of cream cheese and mix with 1/4-1/2 cup of your favorite picante sauce in a mixer. It's yummy, fast, and easy.
Take an 8 oz package of cream cheese (softened) and top with one can lump crabmeat. Top the crab meat with a bottle of cocktail sauce (shrimp sauce). Spread on your favorite cracker with a knife. You also can add capers to the top if you like.
Alternative: Use imitation crab meat and blend with cream cheese in a mixer - top with the cocktail sauce.
Make Yer Own Mini Pizzas
Use either Triscuit crackers or small flour tortillas and your favorite canned or jar-style spaghetti sauce. Put a small amount of sauce on the cracker or tortilla, top with shredded cheese and anything your heart desires - nuke in the microwave until cheese melts. Kids have fun creating their own pizzas.
another cream cheese dish
Use very thinly sliced deli-style ham (Budig, etc.) - use two slices of ham, spread with softened cream cheese. Take a whole dill or sweet pickle and starting at one side, roll the pickle up in the meat/cheese (cheese to the inside) like a pig in a blanket. Chill for at least one hour and slice into quarter-inch slices.
One 12-oz package semi-sweet morsels, 1-1/2 tsp. shortening. Heat in the microwave until chocolate chips are mushy/melted - mix thrououghly. Dip dried fruit like apricots, pineapple, mango in the chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper to set. You also can use fresh fruit like strawberries and orange sections. To aid in setting the chocolate - you can stash the fruit in the frig once it's been dipped.
Have a happy new year!
12-31-2002, 03:44 PM
1 can condensed cheese soup
1 can chili NO BEANS
1-2 cups CUBED cheese (Monterey jack works best)
1 jar salsa
Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Stir together. Microwave for 20 minutes stirring every 5-10 minutes. Serve hot with tortilla chips. I usually serve this from a crock-pot to keep it warm.
you can also just put all the ingredients in the crockpot to begin with if you have some time.. it takes it about an hour to get truly done in the crockpot only method but it's lots easier 8)
01-06-2003, 08:42 PM
Thought I would say thank you guys again, and post what I did serve... In case you were wondering....
Lets see... ended up being not feeling great and not really in the mood to cook but....
throw a breakfast casserole togther first and put it away in the fridge.. that way no one could bug me much about food in the morning! togther with Biscuits and my daughter's "beetlejuice" (beetlejuice = 1/2 grape juice, 1/2 sprite) this was a fine brunch!
ok, made my braunshweiger cheese ball, and a crab meat cheese ball to serve with crackers.. ( assorted boxes....)
made homemade salsa, and homemade guacamole served with tortilla chips, made a cheese dip.. ( no bean chilli and cheese wiz) served with the tortilla chips as well, chips and onion dip, meatballs in that grape jelly/chilli sauce mix, little smokies with BBQ sauce, beef taquitos from the frozen food section, skyline chilli hot pocket things cut into bit size pieces...( my youngest daughter found these at the Super walmart in Owensboro, HAD to have them.. she loves skyline! loves to go to cinicnnati for every trip ha ah ) and Cooked, peeled shrimps.. lots of them.. ( I usually get uncooked, and cook them myself, but 6 yr old has trouble peeling and eats more than anyone else. Everyone gets annoyed helping him peel them so, made it easy this year!) with cocktail sauce...
all this along with 4 bottles of sparkling grape juice and 4 bottles of sparkling apple cider.
not a bad deal... all in all... even if I wanted to be in bed...
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