Thursday, September 26, 2013

Must Make Appetizers

We love having people over and entertaining but since we live in a condo we generally just put out appetizers as we wouldn’t have room for everyone to sit. I haven’t yet decided if doing this is more work or less work but I’m getting better at knowing how much food to make. The first time we had so much food left over we were eating it for the rest of the week!

The 2 things I always make are Crock Pot Meatballs and Garlic, Parmesan and Herb Crostini’s. These are both super yummy and always the first to go!

Crock Pot Meatballs

  • 1 package of frozen meatballs (beef or turkey)
  • Half a jar of grape jelly
  • Half a jar of Heinz Chili Sauce
  • Frank’s Red Hot Sauce – To Taste (optional)

1. Combine all of the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 4 – 6 hours. Serve warm with toothpicks.
This recipe would also work great as a meal over rice!

 Garlic, Parmesan and Herb Crostini

  • 1 Baguette, sliced thin
  • ¼ cup of Olive Oil
  • ½ cup of Mayo
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp of either (or combination of) Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Basil

1. Add all of ingredients to a food processor or magic bullet, and blend until you have a thick, creamy spread. (Fresh herbs always taste the best, but dried works as well. This past time I used Rosemary as that’s what I had on hand, fresh)

2. Spread onto one side of each slice of baguette, place on baking sheet, spread side up. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for about 10 mins or until the edges are brown. Serve right out of the oven on its own or with bruschetta.

For another great appetizer recipe click here.

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