Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Appetizer Party

My parents started having a holiday open house party for the neighbors when my sister and I were really young.  As we grew up, the party evolved from just cookies to appetizers as well.  I still come home to my parents house every Christmas, so the holiday party has become a great way for me to try out some appetizer recipes and catch up with all the neighbors.  I might even love cooking all day even more than I love the party itself!  

I had a blast making these appetizers, and definitely loved using my dad's Nikon D60 to take pictures.  If he's not careful, it might just happen to go to Thailand with me!

Here's what we had:

Crudites with Herb Dip

Stuffed Mushrooms

Crostini with Fig Marmalade and Goat Cheese
Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with almonds
Red curry shrimp with basil leaves

Tofu-Mushroom Spring Rolls with Black Tea Mango Chutney

Deviled Eggs

Assorted Cookies

It was a wonderful party! I'll be posting some of the recipes soon.


Anonymous said...

Everything looks so delicious!! What a great assortment of yummy dishes!

Joelen said...

Looks like a fabulous spread!

Mary Ellen said...

That all looks wonderful! How did you time everything? That's always my challenge!

Catarina said...

it all looks so good!... I have an extra camera bag if you want to 'accidentally' take the camera with you, hehe

That Girl said...

I love appetizer parties!

Jaime said...

wow, what a great spread! i'd like some of the crostini please :)

Rebel said...

I just remembered why I stopped reading your blog - it's just cruel! The spread looks FABULOUS. I miss having a kitchen, and you know.... cheese.