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    Some ideas for a potluck party

    Patti O'Furniture
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:53 am
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    Every year there is a neighborhood fundraiser at the community where we own our summer cottage. its a snacks / cocktail type party where we all bring an appetizer and the proceeds from the cash bar go to the association.

    We are in a remote location that is off the grid ( no electricity ) . We do have a fridge/freezer ( gas powered - full sized ), grill and gas stovetop.

    Since I have been craaazy busy and I am getting ready for a long trip - I decided to go simple this year.

    I am buying some very high quality chicken salad from a local poultry farm and making sandwiches with bakery rolls.

    I want to dress it up a bit though. I plan to do 4 dozen finger sandwiches.

    one dozen - as is on onion rolls
    one dozen - curry, chutney and cranberries mixed in on mini croissants
    any other ideas ?

    maybe a dozen wrapped up in lettuce leaves ?

    I'd love your thoughts - thanks .
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:04 am
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    Patti O'Furniture wrote:
    Every year there is a neighborhood fundraiser at the community where we own our summer cottage. its a snacks / cocktail type party where we all bring an appetizer and the proceeds from the cash bar go to the association.

    We are in a remote location that is off the grid ( no electricity ) . We do have a fridge/freezer ( gas powered - full sized ), grill and gas stovetop.

    Since I have been craaazy busy and I am getting ready for a long trip - I decided to go simple this year.

    I am buying some very high quality chicken salad from a local poultry farm and making sandwiches with bakery rolls.

    I want to dress it up a bit though. I plan to do 4 dozen finger sandwiches.

    one dozen - as is on onion rolls
    one dozen - curry, chutney and cranberries mixed in on mini croissants
    any other ideas ?

    maybe a dozen wrapped up in lettuce leaves ?

    I'd love your thoughts - thanks .


    This sounds fabulous! Since it is a cocktail type party, I would keep all the rolls small.

    Just use a pretty red leaf lettuce on the bottom of the bun, add a frilly toothpick and you're good to go!
    On the onion rolls, a green olive speared with a toothpick adds some fanciness.

    Toasted pecans may be nice to add to the curried chix salad mix.
    Zeldaz
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:26 pm
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    With some green chiles, cilantro, and avocado, rolled in flour tortillas and cut into sections?
    If you go the lettuce route, adding some Thai flavors would be good, but the mayonnaise already in the salad limits you somewhat. You could try adding some combination of lime juice, minced red chiles, mango, scallions, cilantro, mint, cucumber, chopped peanuts or cashews, and basil.
    Fruit and nuts work well in chicken salads. Apples and walnuts work well, as do dried apricots and slivered almonds. Grapes, strawberries, and mandarin oranges all work well in chicken salads. I haven't tried blueberries, but I bet they'd work if not too tart.
    You could take it toward Italian by adding artichoke hearts, slivers of sun-dried tomatoes, olives, etc.
    Amberngriffinco
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:53 pm
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    skewer fruit for kebabs

    skewer mozzarella chunks or rounds w/cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves


    make fresh muffins and/or rolls

    jello shooters?? icon_smile.gif
    Zeldaz
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:44 pm
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    All excellent ideas (I'm always a fan of the tomato-mozzarella-basil bites), but unless I read the post wrong, I think she just planned on the chicken salad sandwich variations as her contribution.
    letseatvaughan
    Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:06 pm
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    How about open faced on slices of french baguette bread.

    Slice the baguette top it with the chicken salad a slice of tomato and or cucumber or whatever other toppings you like ...Maybe thin slices of red onions

    Hope this suggestion is helpful...good luck icon_smile.gif
    Patti O'Furniture
    Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:58 pm
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    Thanks everyone, it was really hot - so glad I had an easy solution.

    I did plain sandwiches on hawaiian rolls, curry chutney on mini croissants and jalapeno jam variation on little rolls.

    Every one loved them and they were all eaten. In fact as I was walking down the lane carrying them, several of the guys were taking them off the tray !
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:02 am
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    Nicely done! So glad you figured out a tasty and easy fix!
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