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Subject: Suggestions pls: Heavy Hors D'oeurves Luncheon
Date Posted: 9/22/2007 3:05 PM ET
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I am coordinating a Holiday Teacher-Staff Appreciation Luncheon.  We are asking parents to contribute "heavy" hors d'oeuvres.  All I can think of is mini sandwiches ... I'm just brain dead.  Can anyone give me types of food I can suggest to paresnts so we don't get all of one thing?  EZ recipes are helpful, but not at all necessary.  We can look them up.

Prefer mostly items that do not need to be heated or kept hot.


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Date Posted: 9/23/2007 1:47 AM ET
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not everyone will be a 'cook' so I would find those folks and have them bring the drinks, vege trays, and maybe a trail bologna and cheese tray.  I will think on other stuff for you.

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Date Posted: 9/23/2007 9:14 AM ET
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I'd go with several types of wraps, and then slice them into pinwheels. We did that for a baby shower luncheon and it worked out well. Taco dip also comes to mind.

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Date Posted: 9/23/2007 1:52 PM ET
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I have a recipe for taco dip that is really good.


12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper or chili pepper flakes
1/2 cup salsa
2 cups lettuce, shredded (If desired) (optional)
1 cup monterey jack pepper cheese, shredded
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup plum tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup black olives, sliced ripe
tortilla chips, to serve along side

Combine cream cheese sour cream, chili powder, and red pepper in large bowl. Mix until blended.
Stir in salsa.
Spread on 10 inch serving platter, lined with lettuce (if desired).
Top with grated cheese, onion, olives, and plum tomatoes.
Chill for 1 hour or more.
Serve with chips.

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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 4:46 PM ET
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Kimberly, I host these sort of lunches quite often.  One thing I do is make a pot of soup or chili, serve it in the crock pot and have plastic bowls and big spoons available for anyone who would like some.  It's a real hit in the winter time - and even in the summer veggie soup is a hit.  Good luck!

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Date Posted: 9/27/2007 2:48 AM ET
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What about that hot artichoke  & cheese dip?  Its delicious with crusty bread


  • 8 ounces Artichoke hearts, marinated
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Pimiento, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup Sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste


Drain and chop artichoke hearts. Combine all ingredients and place in Crock Pot. Cover and heat 30 to 60 minutes until hot. Serve with tortilla chips or assorted crackers.

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Date Posted: 9/27/2007 6:30 AM ET
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Meatballs, in sauce or not, are always great! Provide toothpicks, maybe even those fancy ones with the twinkle of colored cellophane on one end, but plain would be better than nothing. Homemade or buy 5-10 lb bags in the freezer section at the store. Barbeque sauce works great & is super easy!

Cocktail Franks in barbeque or other sauce is another easy hit! Again, supply toothpicks if you are not using plates & forks.

Cream cheese filled meat rolls are another great item. A few don't care for them, but most do and they are not difficult. Use deli sliced thin meat, or those little pkgs of thinly sliced "chipped" meats.

Deviled eggs never last at any carry in I've ever been to!!! 

Chicken wings are great too.

Seafood, Tuna, or Chicken Salad with crackers.

Eggrolls might be something someone knows how to make, or they could pick them up in the freezer section, or from the local Oriental restaurant.

Chicken Deviled Eggs

  • 6  hard-cooked eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp capers, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp grated sweet onion
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp minced parsley
  • Paprika, for garnish

Cut hard-cooked eggs lengthwise in half.
Remove yolk halves and place in a bowl and mash with a fork until crumbled.
Add chicken, mayonnaise, capers, onion, Dijon mustard, dry mustard, and parsley.
Stuff the mixture back into the egg cavities.
Lightly sprinkle paprika on top.

Tortilla Roll-Ups With Meat

  • 10  flour tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1 Pkg (8-ounce) reduced fat cream cheese or regular
  • 10-20  slices thin deli or pkgd chipped meat

Spread tortillas with cream cheese; top with a slice of meat or two to cover.
Roll tortillas up and chill. Cut each tortilla into 1/2" thick pinwheels.

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Date Posted: 9/27/2007 8:04 AM ET
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ALL great ideas.  I was thinking of asking some paretns to do a hot item and bring it in a crockpot to keep it warm.
Keep 'em coming, ladies!

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Date Posted: 9/28/2007 3:14 AM ET
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My fave hors d'oeurve is spanakopita. Ive never made it but Ive had it at several receptions. I did see a box of prepackaged ones in the freezer at the grocery store the other day though ;) Heres a recipe I found for it:


Oh and if someones really ambitious or you have a bakery around that has it Baklava would be a nice sweet one.

(I have a thing for Greek food :0)

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Date Posted: 9/28/2007 9:09 AM ET
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We had a birthday party for an older person and we served little sandwiches, ham I believe, and fresh fruit cups, dips and chips, grape salad, birthday cake, cookies, brownie trifle and carrot and celery sticks.  Punch and coffee and tea were served.  Grape salad is just green seedless grapes mixed with 1/2 cup sugar, cream cheese and sour cream whipped together and topped with brown sugar and chopped nuts. Yum!  Brownie trifle is made with a layer of baked brownies, chocolate pudding, cool whip, butter brickle chips and keep layering ending with cool whip and brickle chips on top. We had a good turn out and not much food left!

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