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    Hosting a Party without a stove!

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    Wed May 12, 2010 3:55 pm
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    I'm hoping to find some help as I need some great ideas for this weekend!

    My girlfriends and I are getting away for the weekend and we need to throw together a cocktail party for a special event. There are 15 of us for a wine/cheese/appetizer party.

    The problem is we only have a stove top, a refridgerator and a microwave available to us at the location. We will be leaving on Thursday night and the party isn't until Saturday, so we won't be able to bake very many items ahead (unless they are fridge/shelf stable and can be served at room temp or reheated in the microwave).

    Would love some ideas for appies that can be created in this environment. Please help!
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Wed May 12, 2010 4:30 pm
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    Many can be made or all prepped ahead of time and assembled when ready to chow down!

    Make Your Own Boursin Cheese - Paula Deen

    Hummus (Topped With Everything I Love) Appetizer make as serve, no waiting!

    Party Ryes

    Party Salad Boats, prep ahead and load up the shells before serving.

    Puff Pastry Cheese Stick Appetizers make ahead

    Romeo and Juliet (Cheese and Jam)

    Parmesan and Thyme Crisps

    Smoked Salmon Appy. W/ Heat & Sweet
    Perfectionist cook
    Wed May 12, 2010 4:43 pm
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    Personally I really like making sandwiches with a variety of fillings which can be cut into little triangles and arranged on a platter. Here are some ideas which I have made and some which looked good to me.

    Club Sandwiches-aussie Style
    Salmon Cups
    Joanna's Party Dip
    Super Sandwiches for Kid's Parties

    I would also consider making a raw veggie platter with home-made dips and maybe some skewers with olives and rolled deli meats. How about some spicy nuts too? They go well with drinks.

    Good luck with your menu though I think with a fridge alone you can do lots of interesting things.
    pinky kookie
    Wed May 12, 2010 5:06 pm
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    This is an excellent and delicious salad to go well served in lettuce leaves or also in crossaints:

    Chicken Salad With Fruits

    Or maybe you would like to serve this delicious wraps:

    Beef Philly Wraps
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    Last edited by pinky kookie on Thu May 13, 2010 2:00 pm, edited 4 times in total
    Chocolatl
    Wed May 12, 2010 6:43 pm
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    These stuffed cherry tomatoes go over well:
    Courts Italian Tomato Appie
    Recipe Reader
    Wed May 12, 2010 6:48 pm
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    Julesong
    Wed May 12, 2010 8:37 pm
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    This recipe uses your microwave specifically, which is unusual and - in this case - really, really tasty! icon_smile.gif Easy Dinner Party Marinated Mushrooms
    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Easy-Dinner-Party-Marinated-Mushrooms-7812

    Marinated Cocktail Shrimp
    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Marinated-Cocktail-Shrimp-115502

    There's the old favorite Mexican style layered dip with some flavorfull changes - I love mine and make it often...
    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/7-Layer-Fiesta-Party-Dip-27893

    And when folks wanted something different, I made this one up... it's gosh-darn tasty! Six-Layer Mediterranean Dip!
    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Six-Layer-Mediterranean-Dip-47041

    Do you have a Crockpot? If not, get thee to a store and get one. Because they can be SUCH a lifesafer for parties!!!
    Sweet and Sour Jelly Meatballs
    (The ones that my friends ask for all the time.)
    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Sweet-and-Sour-Jelly-Meatballs-AKA-Jelly-Meatballs-103746

    If you don't wanna do sweet and sour, consider these:
    Chile Colorado Meatballs
    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Chile-Colorado-Meatballs-102010
    Amberngriffinco
    Thu May 13, 2010 12:19 pm
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    WHOSE idea is this?????????????

    Fill a cooler with stripped corn on the cob. Pour boiling water over and keep closed several hours!
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