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#1 shoestring

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:52 PM

Anyone have any favorites...when it's just my wife and I, we usually keep happy hour pretty simple - homemade guac/chips, chees/crackers, etc.

 

We are camping with a bunch a families this weekend (about 14-16 adults and 12 children) and we are bringing apps...

 

I generally like anything prosciutto-wrapped (figs, mellon, etc.) and know that we will be making guac and bringing chips.  Will also likely pick up some nice cheeses and meats and may do a smoked salmon/cream cheese/herb cracker...

 

Any simplish ideas?

 


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#2 craig333

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:23 PM

I do a couple of group trips. My go to apps are quesadillas, either chicken, steak or carnitas. I also go with the frozen teriyaki skewers, depending on group size either hand them out or break them up into bite size with toothpicks. I've also done english muffin pizzas. 

 

Kids are usually happy with a plain cheese quesadilla. Depends on how much work you want to go to. I've seen deep fried beer battered wings, but thats a pain (and it for a really big group). Bacon wrapped cheese filled peppers. A little pre prep at home helps a lot for certain things. 


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:12 AM

I'll keep it simple.

 

A block of cream cheese, dump shrimp or crab in cocktail sauce on top, place Wheat Thins in a bowl. 

Use Wheat Thins to scoop up cream cheese, cocktail sauce and shrimp/crab.

Yum, and virtually no preparation time.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:36 AM

As a Base we start with this, add anything, Miller Baking Co, everything is So So Good & then Some *****

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:06 AM

trail mix
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

shoestring,

 

I usually tend to go with nice cheeses, smoked salmon, and crackers like you mentioned. But right now I have tomatoes and basil in the garden. So my go to this time of the year simply bruschetta and a baguette. If you don't have fresh garden grown tomatoes, get some good tomatoes at a farmer's market. They have so much better flavor than store bought. Make up the bruschette in advance and just bring it in a tupperware. Put it out with a spoon and bread slices and let people self serve. Doesn't get much easier.

 

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#7 shoestring

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

As a Base we start with this, add anything, Miller Baking Co, everything is So So Good & then Some *****

.http://www.pretzilla...etzelbites.html

those look tasty...not gonna happen for this weekend though.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

shoestring,

 

I usually tend to go with nice cheeses, smoked salmon, and crackers like you mentioned. But right now I have tomatoes and basil in the garden. So my go to this time of the year simply bruschetta and a baguette. If you don't have fresh garden grown tomatoes, get some good tomatoes at a farmer's market. They have so much better flavor than store bought. Make up the bruschette in advance and just bring it in a tupperware. Put it out with a spoon and bread slices and let people self serve. Doesn't get much easier.

 

Ted

yeah ted, we do this a lot too...fresh tomatoes, basil and good fresh bread are hard to beat.


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#9 shoestring

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

trail mix

i think we would catch a ton of slack if we were tasked with bringing apps and showed up with trail mix...not that i don't love it, but i don't think it works for this purpose : )


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:49 PM

Wild Hickory Nuts, worked for Euell Gibbins.

 

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