Friday, November 30, 2012

Party Food!

Today's topic over at Kelly's Corner is... Appetizers! In my little circle of friends, we have quite the selection of appetizer dishes.

What can I say? We are nothing if not good partiers. Whether it's a football party, baby shower, Bunco, or just a random Saturday night-we can throw down when it comes to the appetizer course. Here are a couple of my go-to favorites:

Ice Bucket Chicken
1 can of white chicken
1 ranch packet
1 block of cream cheese

Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Chill or not - it's delish either way! We typically eat with Wheat Thins or Ritz Crackers.

***Some people call this by another name, but we call it Ice Bucket Chicken because one night we were having a Girl's Night Out (can't remember if it was the Battlehouse or somewhere in New Orleans) and we were back in the hotel room after a fun night on the town. We had brought every snack option available, as usual, but no one remembered to bring any sort of mixing bowl. So...being the classy, inventive types that we are, someone decided the hotel ice bucket would work just fine. Hence--Ice Bucket Chicken.

Asparagus Spears
1 Asparagus Bundle
1 Block of Cream Cheese
Bacon Bits
a handful of chives
1 loaf of white bread
Parmesan cheese

Directions: Wash and break the rough ends off the asparagus. Make a mixture using the bacon bits, cream cheese, and chives. Cut the crust off each piece of bread and flatten it out with a rolling pin. Or a glass if you're ghetto fabulous like me. Spread the cream cheese mixture on each piece of bread, then add 2-3 pieces of asparagus, and roll it into a little bundle. Sprinkle the top of each bundle with some parmesan cheese and a little dirzzle of olive oil. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 20 minutes. OMG-slap yo mama AND kick the dog good!

Disclaimer-These are more than a little tedious to make. And it usually makes quite a mess. But the results are delish, and even a little fancy so it will impress your guests!

Here are some other favorites that always seem to make an appearance at one of our parties:
7 Layer Mexican Dip
Hot Bacon & Swiss Dip
Artichoke Dip - One cup mayo, one cup parmesan cheese, one can of diced up artichokes. Mix it all up, top with paprika and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. H loves this one!

Hope you enjoy! There is nothing better than good food and good friends!

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