We are having a Christmas Party, need recipes. Please help!!!?

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  • Swirly
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    1 decade ago
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    SUE's ALMOND PINECONE DIP:

    1 1/4 cups whole natural almonds

    1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

    1/3 cup mayonnaise

    5 crisply cooked bacon slices, crumbled

    1 Tablespoon chopped green onion

    1/2 teaspoon dill weed

    1/8 teaspoon pepper

    Assorted Crackers for serving

    Spread almonds in a single layer in shallow pan or cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes, stirring often, until almonds just begin to turn color. Combine softened cream cheese and mayonnaise; mix well. Add bacon, onion, dill and pepper; mix well. Cover and chill overnight. Form cheese mixture into shape of pinecone on serving platter. Beginning at narrow end, press almonds at a slight angle into cheese mixture in rows. Continue overlapping rows until all cheese is covered. Garnish with artificial or real pine sprigs that have been cleaned. Serve with assorted crackers.

    MEXICAN TACO DIP:

    1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese (softened)

    1 (16 ounces) pint sour cream

    1 package Taco Seasoning Mix

    2 to 3 cups lettuce, chopped

    1 tomato, chopped

    1 small onion, chopped

    1 (8 ounces) Cheddar Cheese, shredded

    1 small can olives, sliced, drained

    Tortilla Chips

    Mix together cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning mix and chill overnight. The next day smooth mixture in a pan. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion and shredded cheese and olives. Refrigerate to chill. Serve with tortilla chips.

    SUE's EASY CHICKEN SQUARES:

    2 (8 oz.) packages crescent dinner rolls

    1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

    2 Tablespoons mayonnaise

    1 teaspoon dried dill

    1 clove garlic, chopped

    1 (5 oz.) can Premium Chunk White Chicken, drained, flaked

    1 small tomato, deseeded and diced

    1 cucumber, deseeded and diced

    1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll both cans of dough; Place and firmly press dough on bottom of ungreased cookie sheet; and up sides to form crust sealing the perforations by pressing the edges of the dough together with your fingertips to cover entire sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Set aside to Cool. In small bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, and garlic. Mix until smooth. Spread cheese mixture on top of crust. Spread chicken evenly on top entire crust followed next with tomato, then cucumber. Sprinkle with cheese on top. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Cut into small squares. Makes a great appetizer!

    Note: you may also substitute with Premium Chunk White Turkey or Ham.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's kind of an open ended question. Depends on what kind of recipes you need, finger foods, full blown out meal, etc. I have 3 parties, ranging from finger foods to sit down with place settings. For one I am making ham rolls (deli ham, spread with cream cheese, place dill pickle or green onion, roll, place tooth picks and cut) another I am making Cheesy Brocoli and Rice and another I am taking little smokies in bbq sauce. There are a lot of recipes on Cooks.com that are wonderful and have a Christmas Party tab you can click on. Food Network has one as well. Happy Holidays!

  • 1 decade ago

    I make an awesome cheese dip that is great to put out with chips as an appetizer... take sausage (the kind you can brown like ground beef) any strength you want. Brown it in the skillet just like ground beef, drain the fat off, and place in a crock pot or saucepan (slowcooker/crockpot works best but not required). Cube Velveeta Cheese I reccomend the large 32 oz package for a group of about 6-7 guests. Place cubed cheese in the same pan as the sausage heat on low until cheese starts to melt. Can add milk to make the dip a little easier to spoon out. Once cheese is melted stir well, and serve warm with chips.

  • 1 decade ago

    Since you want to be able to stay with your party, I find it best to keep it simple. Since I live in Florida, one thing that works great is sates. I can pop them on the grill and let them cook while enjoying the party. I put beef, chicken and shrimp on skewers and cook them for a couple of minutes per side. Of course if it is cold where you are, they work just as well on a George Foreman grill and actually cook a little faster). While you are at it, some fruit skewers go great as an interesting desert item with a simple yogurt sauce (buy it). Just cut the fruit into interesting shapes, skewer and plate.

    Put a couple of easy dipping sauces (available from foodtv.com) and you jut replenish and cook as needed.

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  • 4 years ago

    This is an awesome dish. Just substitute turkey for chicken! Chicken Ritz Casserole Ingredients: 5-6 chicken breasts, cooked 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can cheddar broccoli soup about 1/4 soup can of milk 1-1/2 c. sour cream 2 c. cooked minute rice (1 c. prior to cooking) dash salt and pepper 30 to 40 Ritz crackers, crumbled Butter Cooking Instructions: Cook chicken and remove chicken from bone and cut up. Place chicken in casserole dish. Mix together remaining ingredients. Pour mixed ingredients over chicken. Top with crushed Ritz crackers; dot with butter. Bake at 350F. for 45 mins.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well i think if you are having a nice sit down dinner. Turkey an d stuffing and so forth is a great idea but if it is a buffet style party check out www.foodnetwork.com the best place for easy and simple recipes

  • 1 decade ago

    These have always been hits at parties I've attended:

    fruit kabobs (don't forget the 'Fruit Fresh' so they don't turn)

    chocolate dipped ruffled potato chips (one end white, one choc)

    bean pie (see recipe below)

    cocktail weenies in 1 jar BBQ sauce plus small jar grape jelly

    meatballs in 1 can mushroom soup + pkg dried onion soup

    tortilla roll ups (see recipe below)

    cheese ball with chips (see recipe below)

    cheese and chili nachos (keep cheese warm in a crock pot)

    cookies, brownies or other 'sweets'

    BEAN PIE

    1 can refried beans

    1 lb sausage, cooked, drained and blotted

    1 1/2 cups grated yellow cheese

    nacho pepper slices

    chips

    Spread refried beans in pie plate. Top with sausage and cheese and sprinkle with pepper slices. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Serve with fritoes or tortilla chips.

    TORTILLA ROLL UPS

    1 package flour tortillas

    1 can chopped green chilies

    1 can chopped black olives

    1 pkg softened cream cheese

    Stir chilies and olives into softened cream cheese. Spread each tortilla liberally with this mixture. Roll up jelly roll style and slice into individual bites. Chill until ready to serve.

    CHEESE BALL

    1 jar dried beef

    1 bunch green onions, sliced (including 1/3 of the tops)

    1 can green chilis

    1 pkg softened cream cheese

    Tear dried beef into small pieces. Combine with onions and green chillis into cream cheese. Roll into a ball. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with assorted crackers.

  • 1 decade ago

    If it is buffet style, try:

    Veggie Tray - with a Dill Dip.

    Shrimp Cocktail Tray - with dip

    Chips, Crackers, Cheese ball

    Meat Tray - to make sandwiches - ham, salami or pepperoni, smoked turkey breast - buns

    Also, a small tray that would offer the guests condiments for their sandwich, like lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese slices.

    Assortment of cookies and sweets.

    Coffee, Tea, Soda Pop.

  • 1 decade ago

    Quiche and salad is always a good, easy thing to make and it keeps you out of the kitchen and partying with your guests. Another good one is Lasagna or a baked Zitti. For kids at the party-chicken fingers and quesadillas are always winners-so are hotdogs wrapped in crescent rolls.

  • 1 decade ago

    Buffet ideas----sandwich and salad bar--meat tray,basket of breads.condiments.Then put sliced tomatoes,lettuce,ringed onions,sliced pickles.After that put some salad dressings and a large bowl of green salad, so they can make their own salad.If you want filling salads,put out potato&pasta salads next.For the vegetarians---fruit tray.Have plenty of chips and dips sitting around to nibble on.Happy Holidays..........

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