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    Next Tuesday I am having a planning meeting at my house. We all sit around the dining room table with books and papers and all kinds of stuff.

    Since it is at the dinner hour and some of the ladies come over after work, I like serving substantial food. But finger is best. You know grap a piece of this and that and sit down.
    thanks
    lindah

  • #2
    Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

    I often make imitation crab cakes as some people are allergic to crab,(and also real crab is expensive) I served these with a cocktail sauce and they were very popular

    Ingredients

    1 package (16 oz) imitation crab meat
    3 tbsp mayo
    1 oz lemon juice
    Shallots, chopped, 4 tbsp
    1 tbsp & 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
    4 eggs, beaten
    1.5 cups panko bread crumbs( I suppose you can use regualr or 1/2 and 1/2 panko and regular)



    Directions

    place crab meat in large bowl, broken up into small pieces
    add mayo, eggs, shallots, bay seasoning and lemon juice
    Mix well
    slowly add panko bread crumbs, stirring
    form into small patties Coat a large non-stick frying pan with Pam type spray COAT VERY WELL heat to med DON"T GET TOO HOT
    add patties, cook on Med, turning frequently for 5 to 6 minutes until heated through
    NOTE: the trick here is to not burn the crab cakes. I have tried frying in regular oil but I liked the spray better.)

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    • #3
      Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

      How about the Zucchini Squares I posted in T&T ? Also, there are tons of appys in the appetizer thread..

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      • #4
        Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

        id make a velveeta dip with sausage and rotel,give them paper plates for chips and bowls to dip.

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        • #5
          Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

          and finger sandwiches are easy to make,most grocery stores sell them and meat and cheese plates for a reasonable price,no fuss, no mess

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          • #6
            Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

            I've made these before they are kind of easy.

            1 pkg Pillsbury pie crust
            1 8 oz block of cream cheese softened
            1/2 cup shredded chedder cheese
            1 egg beaten
            1 T minced garlic (or garlic powder if not available.)

            Take the pie crust dough out of the package, and cut in 2 inch increments. Roll into ball and press into mini muffin tin. Let sit. Preheat oven 350 degrees. In mixing bowl combine remaining ingredients. Place teaspoon of filling into each of the pie shells. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or intil golden brown on top.

            These are so good, I've made these for work parties a lot, and we discussed you could probably add chopped crab, or bacon, or ham to it too. Also if you don't like a lot of garlic, you can reduce that too.
            www.freewebs.com/auntanniescakes

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            • #7
              Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

              How about some premade meat balls cooked in the crockpot with BBQ sauce?

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              • #8
                Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

                thanks some great ideas

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                • #9
                  Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

                  Quick, EASY, lite and yummy.

                  Cucumber sandwiches...... not really sandwiches .

                  Pepperidge Farm Party Rye or Pumpernickel

                  Spread Mayo on each slice, NOT Miracle Whip.......MAYO

                  Slice of cucumber -- personally, I like the skin at least scored w/ a fork if you dont want to peel.....not a biggie.

                  Sprinkle generously w/ lemon pepper. Tray up.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

                    This is quick and varied. You can substitute turkey bacon for regular:

                    Cut slices of bacon into thirds. One pound should yield a nice bunch o'goodies
                    Slice about an inch or so of banana, water chestnuts, shrimp, leftover chicken or steak, etc.
                    Skewer with toothpicks
                    Broil until bacon is crisp, about 4 minutes each side or until done.

                    Serve

                    EZ & Yumee

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                    • #11
                      Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

                      Put an order in for fresh small croissants ( I get them at walmart) for the day of the meeting. Get some deli turkey - the good stuff. Have havarti slices, tomato slices and red onion slices out on a plate. Offer mayo. Soooo good and so easy. The really fresh croissants make a big difference. Any leftover? Put chocolate chips inside and nuke.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

                        I like the cucumber sandwiches made with cream cheese, slice of sucumber and a sprinkle of dillweed either or small slices of party rye of small sourdough slices.

                        Have also had them topped with a thin slice of tomato and/or thin strips of red or greem peppers

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                        • #13
                          Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

                          If you want 'grab and go' pitas spread with pizza sauce and sprinkled with mozzarella, then put in the oven for 8-10 minutes are great. Just cut in 8th's and grab.
                          Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

                            My coworkers always beg me to make these...

                            Pinwheels

                            10 Large flour tortillas
                            24 oz. Cream cheese
                            ⅓ C. Mayonnaise
                            1 Bunch green onions, finely chopped
                            8 oz. Sliced black olives
                            2 lb. Thinly sliced ham

                            Blend together cream cheese and mayonnaise. Spread mixture over tortillas, sprinkle with green onions and olives. Cover with ham then roll up tightly. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slice into inch thick pinwheels. (Makes about 100)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Need Finger food to impress but easy

                              It is probably too late, but these are wonderful. I never have any to take home.

                              Curried Chicken Almond Rolls


                              1 C finely chopped cooked chicken
                              1 C mayonnaise
                              3/4 C shredded Monterey cheese
                              1/3 C finely chopped almonds
                              1/4 C finely chopped parsley
                              2 large shallots or 1 sm. onion chopped
                              2 tsp. curry powder
                              2 tsp. lemon juice
                              1/2 tsp. s & p
                              18 slices whole wheat (brown) sandwich bread
                              1/4 C butter -- melted
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                              Combine first 8 ingredients, mix well. Cover and chill 30 min. Trim crusts from bread, flatten each piece with a rolling pin. Spread about 2 Tbsp. of chicken mixture on each slice, roll up. Cut each in half and secure with a toothpick. Place on baking sheet, seam side down and brush with melted butter. Bake in 375 deg. oven for 15 min. Serve now, or package in airtight freezer containers and freeze. Do not thaw before reheating. To reheat, bake FROZEN rolls in a single layer in 400 deg. oven for 10 min. until hot. Remove picks before serving. Makes 36
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                              NOTES : These tantalizing rolls with a hint of curry are wonderfully crunchy!
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