My donation to MBSM today is my list of appetizers for my Christmas Eve party:
Cranberry Meatballs--half in freezer. I'm making more this week. The sauce gets made the day before.
Coconut Chicken--again, half in freezer. I decided to make more. I have the chicken cut up already and will do that this week, too.
Cocktail Hot Dogs--in a kind of cranberry sauce. I made the sauce a while back, and I can't tell you what's in it because it's one of those 'throw it together with what you have' sauces, but I tried some on another batch of hot dogs and it was yummy. I just froze the rest and will heat it up with another package of mini dogs--possibly in the crockpot.
Shrimp--this is the one time of year we splurge on the really good stuff from the seafood store (our favorite restaurant, btw--Catfish Annie's.)
Celery Cheese Sticks--basically just cream cheese and shredded cheddar in a celery stick with some nuts on top.
Swedish Meatballs--I need to make another batch, plus the gravy.
Cheese Bites--I also plan to make these this week to freeze them
Bacon Wrapped Crackers--just bacon around crackers. Intriguing. I think there's a recipe out there that uses parmesan cheese, too.
I might find a few more things to make. I have no qualms about buying some things from the frozen food section, LOL!
The main dish, as I've posted before, is scungilli and sauce over linguini. I'll pass on the snail, but I make enough appetizers to fill up anyone who doesn't want that. My kids (other than Nicky) and my husband love the stuff.
Do you do a Christmas Party? Any suggestions for make-ahead appetizers?