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    Amberngriffinco
    Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:35 pm
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    SC, you reminded me of cucumber boats, or 'Sushi.'
    SarasotaCook
    Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:25 pm
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    Thin slice cucumber on a mandolin; top with chive cream cheese, capers, fresh dill, grated shallots and roll. Great little 1 bite wonders.

    Can also do the same with goat cheese, rosemary and walnuts; and try adding diced dried cranberries to that too.
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:13 am
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    SarasotaCook wrote:
    Soup is fun served in shot glasses or small plastic cups. All disposable.
    I love, gazpacho


    I almost mentioned this idea. I have done in and hung a shrimp off the side of the shot glass see recipe w. photo

    Fantastic Gazpacho!
    SarasotaCook
    Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:25 am
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    Great pic chicago. I love do soup shots. For large parties, you can get plastic shot glasses at the party store really cheap. I have done gazpacho many times; and always a hit.

    Chilled melon soups go over good in the summer
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    Adult frozen popscicles are fun.
    You can make, screwdrivers, cranberry and vodka, grapefruit and vodka, any combinations.

    Pour the drink into small 3.5-4 oz paper cups, set in a 13x9 pan and cover with plastic wrap really tight taped on tight. Then after a couple of hours when they start to freeze; take a sharp knife and make a small slit over the center of each cup. Insert a popscicle stick and the plastic wrap will help them set straight up. Freeze over night.

    Right the name of the drink on the side. Serve them in the cups right in a big tub of ice. Each person can peel the cup right off and enjoy
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    I do some canning, so I have mason jars on hand. The small ones are a great way to serve a fresh summer salad in
    Recipe Reader
    Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:09 pm
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    pinky kookie
    Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:22 pm
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    Here are these inexpensive and very good finger foods with cheese to select from, that could be vegan or vegetarian friendly:

    FRESH CAPRESE VEGETABLE KABOBS RECIPE -
    By Nanners - 8 reviews -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/fresh-caprese-vegetable-kabobs-259427
    Photo by carolinaien4 -


    FETA CHEESE TRUFFLES RECIPE -
    By wicked cook - 4 reviews -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/feta-cheese-truffles-341931
    Photo by Perfectionist cook -


    MARINATED CHEESE APPETIZER RECIPE -
    By Barbara Linn - 17 reviews -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/marinated-cheese-appetizer-33501
    Photo by Marg (Cayman Designs)


    CHEESECAKE DIP - WITH STRAWBERRIES -
    (you can make it in plastic spoons instead of metal)
    By diner524 - 14 reviews -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/cheesecake-dip-354661


    5 MINUTE EASY VEGGIE PIZZA - APPETIZER RECIPE -
    By Monica120179 - no reviews - no photos -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/5-minute-easy-veggie-pizza-appetizer-368417


    Last edited by pinky kookie on Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:05 pm, edited 1 time in total
    pinky kookie
    Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:54 pm
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    These salads are inexpensive and always party worthy:

    LAYERED SUMMER SALAD RECIPE -
    By Lainey6605 - 12 reviews -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/layered-summer-salad-304374
    Photo by DuChick -


    SKINNY BRIDE'S GUIDE TO LAYERED VEGETABLE SALAD RECIPE -
    By ~SarahBeth~ 4 reviews -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/skinny-brides-guide-to-layered-vegetable-salad-392809
    Photo by Sharon123


    You can serve these fruit salads in small, individual plastic cups for a nice presentation, if you like:

    DELICIOUS LAYERED FRUIT SALAD RECIPE -
    By Kittencalskitchen - 6 reviews -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/delicious-layered-fruit-salad-119810
    Photo by MargiePM


    MILLION DOLLAR FRUIT SALAD RECIPE -
    By pinky kookie - 1 review - no photo -
    http://www.food.com/recipe/million-dollar-fruit-salad-427768
    Nikoma
    Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:21 pm
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    Thanks so much everyone! I definitely have tons of ideas now! icon_smile.gif
    SarasotaCook
    Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:57 pm
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    One note on the chopped layered salads.

    I love them, don't get me wrong. And the pretty high glass bowl looks amazing and pretty, but VERY NOT USER FRIENDLY. People scoop the top, and the bottom stuff remains.

    If you have to, get a $3, bowl (plastic from the party store). You will still see everything, and, it works much better. I never use a bowl more than 8" tall, meaning the salad is 6" tall in the bowl. And trust me, I have made over 50 of these, with catering, and that is just what works. Otherwise, you are left with the bottom 2 layers.

    But, they are fantastic to serve at party's
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:55 pm
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    SarasotaCook wrote:
    One note on the chopped layered salads.

    I love them, don't get me wrong. And the pretty high glass bowl looks amazing and pretty, but VERY NOT USER FRIENDLY. People scoop the top, and the bottom stuff remains.

    If you have to, get a $3, bowl (plastic from the party store). You will still see everything, and, it works much better. I never use a bowl more than 8" tall, meaning the salad is 6" tall in the bowl. And trust me, I have made over 50 of these, with catering, and that is just what works. Otherwise, you are left with the bottom 2 layers.

    But, they are fantastic to serve at party's


    Excellent point SC.

    IMO, Many of them are meant to be tossed right before serving to incorporate all of the ingredients w/ the dressing.
    Leave them layered, for presentation, until show time!
    SarasotaCook
    Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:18 am
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    True true chicago. The presentation is gorgeous. And endless combinations.
    pinky kookie
    Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:20 pm
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    Of course they are user friendly...!!!. Just by reading all the positive comments posted by the reviewers in both of those layered and good vegetable salads, we can notice some of the changes they have done to avoid the problem with the last layers left at the end.

    What I have done with layerd salads is repeating exactly the same layers 2 or 3 times, to avoid that problem with the last layers, then pour the dressing and chill for some hours ahead. Or it can also be done like this reviewer wrote for the layered vegetable Summer salad:

    Chef Argyle on September 23, 2011 -
    "I had two BBQ's one weekend, and I made a 9x13 dish of this salad for each one. It was a HUGE hit at both! I was even told it was "bangin." This will be my new go-to dish to bring to events. Thanks Lainey!!!".

    And these are other two very good comments for the second vegetable salad. Read on:

    By Ty's Kitchen - on August 06, 2012 -
    "Excellent salad. I made it in a trifle bowl and then tossed it before serving. Wish I had used a normal salad bowl as it was hard to toss and didn't look that great! If I was keeping it as layers, I would use a 9x13 pan, and serve as squares. Only complaints were from my DS who dislikes peas! The combination of veggies was excellent and it would make a great salad for a potluck".

    By JanuaryBride - on August 02, 2010 -
    "Tasty, pretty, portable, easy, healthy. . .I could go on and on. I made this at noon and took it to a BBQ so it was in the fridge for about 6 hours and it came out beautifully. I did use our favorite light buttermilk ranch dressing in place of the one written here, but I have to tell you that the ingredients were the star. And for the lettuce, I used a combo of iceberg and baby spinach. Thanks for sharing this repeater!".

    And for the fruit salads, as I have done it and suggested above:
    they can be served in small plastic cups or bowls, individually. Guests love them that way and they go faster than a cake or cookies in any party...!!! icon_biggrin.gif icon_wink.gif
    Zeldaz
    Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:02 pm
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    SC said the deep bowls are not user-friendly, not the recipes.
    "And the pretty high glass bowl looks amazing and pretty, but VERY NOT USER FRIENDLY. People scoop the top, and the bottom stuff remains."
    pinky kookie
    Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:24 pm
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    I did not get SC wrong, as she said above, I just wanted to make those comments to specify how the salads can be served to avoid that problem, ok?. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Last edited by pinky kookie on Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:16 am, edited 2 times in total
    Zeldaz
    Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:44 pm
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    It seems counter-productive to me to toss a layered salad you've so carefully arranged. There's also the problem of the sour cream, bacon, cheese, and buttermilk for a vegan-friendly party. icon_eek.gif
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