posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 09:27 AM
Having guests over for the holidays means having food and snacks ready, having toothpick and finger foods to put on a platter for the coffee table.
Penguinos - Using both extra large and medium pitted black olives, cream cheese, and carrots. Take the large olives and cut one side the long way then
stuff with cream cheese so that a broad stripe of white is left at the opening then smooth it off to conform with the shape of the olive. This is the
penguin's body, place it on top of a thin carrot wheel slice you trim to look like his feet and attach with a toothpick. Place the smaller olive on
top for his head with the small opening forward and stick a sliver of carrot trimmed from forming his feet to use as a his beak. - I wish I had photos
as these are very cute, and tasty.
Guacamole Buttons - Make guacamole by smashing avocado and mixing in chunky chile salsa, or as an alternative finely chop onion and tomato with a dash
of salt to mix into the avocado. Take small mushroom buttons and remove the stems then fill with a heap of the guacamole.
Ham and Cheese Hors D'oeuvre Rolls - Too easy, too good. Take a thin square or rectangular slice of ham and spread on cream cheese. Hint: heat the
cream cheese in the microwave a few seconds to soften so it will spread thinly and evenly. Roll these up and slice into little wheels. Place a caper
or some other small garnish the center of each.
Try using a cake decorator to fill deviled eggs, some mashed potato in the mix will make it firmer and you can eliminate some of the mayo that is
Anyone have some other ideas for their holiday platters to share? Some hot hors d'oeuvres perhaps?
edit on 24-12-2010 by Erongaricuaro because:
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