Monday, July 4, 2011

Party Food in a Pinch - Monday Munchies

So you have already heard that I have been in caught in interstate moving turmoil this past month, but what you don't know is that it has drug on for about 45 days.  It is a long long story and I won't bore you with the details.  Needless to say that when asked to make a fun dish for a party not too long ago, I was stumped.  I still have no kitchen, no pots and pans and basically no crafting supplies.  Sometimes you have to lean on the convenient no-fuss things that are out there in stores today.  Hence, today's topic.  Ideas for you when you must create something fabulous in a pinch.  Of course, I've linked to recipes as well - if you are so inclined. 

"Make Your Own Gourmet Hot Dog" Bar, courtesy of Hostess (with the mostess)

Popcorn Bar with recipes and other ideas courtesy of

You may also remember the popcorn post I did last year that offered some other tasty ideas.  I set up a popcorn bar at the last party I attended and - honestly? - I bought the flavored popcorn from a nearby gourmet popcorn shop.  Super easy!

A Cookie Buffet - idea courtesy of Skip to My Lou 

Most (if not all) of these ideas can be done in a pinch by purchasing the ingredients right off your grocer's shelves.  Don't get me wrong...there's nothing like homemade!  But that just isn't realistic all the time.  So give yourselves a break every once and a while and cheat a little!  I promise I won't tell. 

Happy Fourth of July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Very practical advice! That taco bar and all those popcorn variations look yummy!

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...