Need good but simple appetizer recipes
Hi everyone, I am having my cousins come over for a reunion at my home. There will be about 20 of us. I need some easy appetizer recipes since I will be doing most of the cooking. Any that don have to be heated up are a plus. If you can list any or posts links to recipes that you have tried and liked I would appreciate it. I also could use some recipes for dinner that I can freeze ahead of time and just heat up that day. I am planning on making sausage and peppers to freeze. I could use a good chicken dish that can be frozen ahead. I also will make baked ziti the day before. Suggestions are all welcome. This is the first time I am having this in the fall and not the summer, so warm and comforting cook aheads are also good. Thanks. Slice the tomatoes and cheese and layer. One slice of tomato, one round of cheese, spread a little pesto, another layer of tomato and a round of cheese, spread a little more pesto and top with a final layer of tomato. Skewer with a sprig of rosemary. No cooking required. They can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.
As for a chicken dish, I do an oregano chicken. Bake at 350 20 minutes each side; sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese; then slap under the visit our website broiler for a couple minutes per side. Makes a great Italiantasting chicken to compliment your ziti.
Wrap cooked asparagus with a piece of prosciutto. This can be done an hour or so before and left to stand at room temperature and it will still be good.
Or put some cooked sausage into corn muffin mix and put it in tiny muffin cups and bake them off. They also can be left to get slightly cooled without a problem.
Open a head of endive (the white lettucey thing near the lettuces) it looks like natural scoops. Put some dip of some kind on each one or some salsa.
Grill some bread slices, rub them with a cut side of a garlic clove and then top with some bruschetta topping (chopped tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper and a bit of basil).