AppetizersSince people were coming from the church, and I still had last minute dinner prep, I had some ready-to-serve appetizers that I was able to set out quickly. This kept the crowd happy until dinner was ready.
Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Chips by Double Dipped LifeI've made this before, but this time I used Strawberries, Blueberries, Kiwi, and Pineapple. I sprinkled sugar and lime juice, and served with Cinnamon Chips. I did not make the chips this time; I got lucky and found a brand at Costco. This dish was probably the most raved about dish the entire night! I love it when the easy dishes are so good!
The Best Cheeseball by MelsKitchenCafeThis recipe makes 4 cheeseballs, but I only needed 2. So, I cut the cream cheese and cheddar cheese in half. I then forgot that I was halving it, and added the full strength spices and seasonings. But, you know what? It was divine! The first ball was eaten quickly, and I ate the 2nd one over the course of the next week! I will make it this way from now on!
With these, we served a veggie tray from Smith's, Stacey brand Pita chips (my new favorite), and crackers.
For the main course, I served a Ham from Costo, Crockpot Mashed Potatoes, and a Salad. The salad was a simple version of my Spinach Salad with Spiced Pecans, Apples, Feta, and Cranberries. I bought a Spring Salad mix, added cranberries, and pre-made toffee almonds (made for salads), feta, and used White Balsamic dressing. It was a hit! I'm going to hold off on the recipe for the potatoes for another post! They were so good, they deserve their own spotlight!
Dessert was a cheesecake, also purchased from Costco, with an assortment of toppings. I also made Snickerdoodles for Tanner since they are his favorite! That recipe will be coming soon as well. I originally made the Graham Cracker Snickerdoodles, but discovered that recipe can NOT be doubled!
What a great night! I enjoyed everyone's company, and loved having a party to cook for. Thanks to all of you who came!