|Make your entertaining simple by serving 3 or 4 small appetizers|
No exact amounts!
grated Sharp Cheese
grated or chopped green pepper(drain)or towel pat dry
Pinch of salt and pepper
Mayonnaise (enough to get it smooth)
Blend ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside
Wash thoroughly celery parts..Cut in pieces and spread on celery...Refrigerate or serve immediately..
Hot Crab Dip
8 oz. cream cheese(softened)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tsp. horseradish, drained
1 tsp. Worestersire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1 -6 oz. crabmeat drained
Butter for coating baking dish
Sliced or chopped almonds
Heat oven to 325 degrees..Blend ingredients and then carefully add crab meat.
Transfer to buttered 2 cup ovenproof bowl or casserole dish
Top with almonds and bake 25 minutes until heated through
Serve with crackers
Toasted French Bread with pesto
1 loaf French Bread sliced (ask baker to slice)
Jar of pesto sauce(deli dept. or condiment section of supermarket)
Using a pastry brush coat french bread with olive oil...Spread pesto on bread. Top with a bit of mozzarella cheese and bake 400 degrees about 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned..(Watch carefully as not to burn)
English Muffin with Roasted Red Pepper, mozzarella and black olives
After brushing slightly with olive oil , broil or lightly toast a sliced English Muffin..Place a large piece of Roasted Red Pepper on it after toasting...Top with shredded mozzarella and black olives..Place back in oven until cheese has melted. Note: I use a toaster oven (I can do 6 halves).
Spanish Pepper Dip
1 jar 10-12oz. Roasted Red pepper, rinsed and drained
2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 large clove garlic minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients in food processor..Pulse until smooth..Transfer to serving bowl and season to taste. Serve with Tortilla chips.