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Progressive Appetizer Party

This is the second year we have had a Progressive Appetizer Party. Somehow the progressive dinner is more work. We invite around 10 to 12 couples having 3 host homes. We spend and hour and a half at each home. Two other couples are assigned an appetizer to bring to a designated home. This way the person hosting is only responsible for drinks and one appetizer. It makes entertaining at this time of year so much easier and not so overwhelming.

At the Third home we also bring a White Elephant Gift. It is suppose to be some junky thing you have around the house, but this group like things that are funny and a little raunchy. My junk is neither. I bought a few items form Blue Q. I thought they were funny…I’m not sure anyone else did.

I have had this plate tray for years. I finally dug it out of the basement for our progressive appetizer party. It looks very festive with the a simple Christmas adornment.

I served these Chocolate Martinis…They are so delicious! I rimmed the glass with hot chocolate powder.

1 1/2 oz Baily’s
1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate Liquor

Swirl chocolate syrup around glass before pouring in drink.


I made these wonderful spinach with regatta cheese Stuffed Shells with and Asiago cheese sauce. Delicious! Recipe at the end of this post.


Some great Friends!


SHELLS:
1 lb. jumbo shells (about 20)
Olive oil
1/2 lb pancetta, 3/4″ pieces
Cook..and add to…
2 lbs spinach-washed and drained
15 oz whole milk ricotta
1 C asiago
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. fresh nutmeg
Put a large spoonful of mix in each shell..
SAUCE:
1 T butter
1 clove minced garlic
Cook one minute in saucepan..or until fragrant..
Then add… 1 C cream
Turn to low…
2 C asiago cheese (1/2 c. at a time)
1/4 C. fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. pepper
Top shells with some asiago and cook 25 minutes @ 350. Drizzle some sauce on shells before cooking and more when its done!! Fits in two 8×8 pans.

Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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2 Comments

  1. OMG I am planning an appetizer/Libation Condo walk in our small condo community. Thought of having 5 condos to walk to that will host there fabulous appetizer and libation.. wanted to search the net to see if I could get some ideas and found YOU! I am looking to put together a flyer and also the association is willing to put it on our Condos facebook to create interest. I am looking for more ideas, what to say on my flyer, etc. any input would be great!! thanks for sharing! Lydia

    1. Lydia,
      I’m interested in doing something similar in a community. Did you already have this event? Can you give me some insight as to how it worked.

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