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Great Appetizers To Get You Out Of The Kitchen Before Guests Arrive

February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 176

CRABMEAT CANAPES 1 stick of butter1 tbsp mayonnaise 1 jar old English cheesedash of onion or garlic salt 1 can crabmeat1 package English muffins

Mix the cheese, butter, crabmeat, mayonnaise and salt until creamy. Split English muffins and spread the crabmeat mixture on each half. Freeze for 1 hour on cookie sheet. Then cut muffins in quarters and store in freezer bags until ready to use. Put under a preheated broiler for about 1 minute or until light brown and bubbly.

From my friend Linda W

HAM AND CHEESE PINWHEELS 3 tbsp cream cheese1 tbsp chopped roasted red peppers 3 tbsp mayonnaise4 thin slices deli ham 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese2 (7 inch) flour tortillas

In small mixing bowl, combine cheeses, mayonnaise, and peppers. Spread half of mixture on each tortilla. Lay the ham slices on top of cheese mixture and roll up. Cut into slices. Can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator until time to serve.

Gelatin

SHRIMP MOUSSE 1 8 ounce package cream cheese1 1/2 packages 1 can tomato soup1/4 cup chopped scallions1 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup chopped green peppers 1 can of medium shrimp

Bring tomato soup to a boil. remove from heat and stir in cream cheese until well mixed. Dissolve gelatin in 1/4 cup water. Let soup cool, then add gelatin. Add mayonnaise, onion, green pepper, and drained shrimp. Pour into mold and chill. Dip mold in hot water, being careful none of the water gets into the mousse. Put a plate over the open end of the mold. Flip the mold over and the mousse should come out of the mold easily. Serve with crackers.

SOUTHERN WESTERN DIP Preheat oven to 375 degrees 1 large round of pumpernickel or rye bread 1/2 cup salsa 1 container (8 ounce) sour cream 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 8 ounce cream cheese 3/4 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese

Mix together sour cream, cream cheese, salsa and cheeses with mixer. Cut off top of bread and hollow out the inside. Fill hollowed out bread with cheese mixture and wrap in aluminum foil. Place on cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove foil, place on serving plate and arrange bread pieces around bread. This can be made ahead and the bread filled and baked just before guests arrive.

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