Holiday parties and food

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Holiday parties and food
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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 8:44am

Have you been invited to a ton of parties/get togethers/programs this year? If so, how do you fit everything in with your job, kids, shopping etc? Do you have a special dish you take to all the pitch ins or do you cook/prepare something different for each party?

Karla
Community Leader
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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2001
Fri, 12-16-2011 - 8:29am
As a matter of fact I have a cookie swap/pot luck lunch today and a cocktail party tonight. The cookies are baked but haven't even thought about what to bring for the pot luck since I was focused on cookies yesterday. I still need a hostess gift for the cocktail party this evening. I usually have some special expensive candles that I can always gift.
It's very overwhelming but somehow it all gets done.
Right now I'm wishing I had a "go to" dish. Any ideas?
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 2:48pm

I typically take like a salsa con queso to parties with me. It's easy to fix and I can make it while I'm getting ready. lol

I do need to get some new ideas!

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2001
Tue, 12-20-2011 - 7:36am
I decided to make some cocktail meatballs in the crockpot. I had a bag of Trader Joe's turkey meatballs in the freezer added some cranberry relish, Heinz chili sauce and a smidgen of brown sugar. They were a hit.
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 12-20-2011 - 11:06am

Oh yummmy. I love meatball type things. How long did you let it simmer before serving?

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2001
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 8:28am
They were simmering for about two hours in the crock pot.
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