I love a good party. But easy laid back open house style entertaining. Which I find perfect for summer.
I recently hosted (together with Nefesh B'Nefesh) my own Goodbye BBQ. But the kicker, as I have oft complained here for the last few weeks, is that my kitchen contents are all packed up on a lift and anything that was left I gave away in haste forgetting that I had 4 weeks left to feed my family. So with only a stockpot a HUGE serrated bread knife and oversized cutting board to my name I hosted a party for a hundred and do what I was brought up to do... made my momma proud and called the caterer.
So if I could have hosted a Sunday summer soiree and actually cooked I would have made some of my favorite party finger foods. Things you can eat standing up while mingling and holding a baby.
I really skewer lots of things. Yes it's a partial patchke which is only really against my religion if it's super hard or super duper time consuming. But to skewer sliced beef is really not so bad. The horseradish mustard though is a real favorite and a great burger condiment.
There are a few steps to this recipe but if you make the risotto before hand it will seriously cut down your prep time. Cut it down even more by using whatever rice you'd like - even instant. This is a cool way to use up leftover chicken. It's shredded and added to the rice mixture. Make it pareve by omitting the chicken and using vegetable broth.
This presentation is fancy for when you are pre-plating and hosting a holiday or Shabbos meal. At a party place a spoonful of the tartar on each crisp so people can just grab a wonton and pop it into their mouth.
I love phyllo it's so flaky and light it almost doesn't feel like a carb. People get confused with how to "roll" this. Do it just like you would a flag. Any flag rollers in the house?
Well now this is completely carb free and a HUGE crowd favorite. Make it Pareve by using tofutti cream cheese.
Hubby says put anything in a puff pastry and he will eat it. So I do. potato and cheese in puff pastry probably should be illegal. But it isn't yet so let's enjoy.
What's your favorite party food?