Monday, November 2, 2009

Party Recipes....

I have two days to get ready for my Open House and Sample Sale.......I wonder if I will get it all I leave you with two of my recipes that I will be serving on Wednesday. They both are always a hit at parties, and fairly easy to make:

Marinated Cheese (ok, I didn't say all healthy, too!!! :)

1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. white wine vinegar
3 T. chopped fresh parsley
3 T. chopped green onions
1 t. sugar
3/4 t. dried basil
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. freshly ground pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (2 oz.) jar diced pimento, drained
1 (5.5 x 2 x 1inch) block sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz.), chilled (like Cracker Barrel brand)
1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese, chilled
Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs

Combine first 10 ingredients in a jar; cover tightly and shake vigorously. Set marinade aside.
Cut block of Cheddar cheese in half lengthwise. Cut cross-wise into 1/4 inch slices. Set aside. Repeat procedure with the cream cheese. Arrange slices alternately in a shallow baking dish, standing slices on edges. Pour marinade over cheese slices. Cover and maridnade in refrigerator at least 8 hours.
Transfer cheese slices to a serving platter in the same alternating fashion, reserving marinade. Spoon marinade over the cheese slices. Garnish with parsley if desired and serve with assorted crackers. (I like Triscuits) Yield: 12 to 16 appetizer servings

Pepper Jelly Dip

1 c. sharp cheddar, grated finely
1 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. chopped green onions, green tops included

Mix together and add enough mayonaisse to hold it together. Mound on a plate and top with your favorite hot pepper jelly. Serve with crackers. ( I like Wheat thins with this one)

GREAT quick & easy recipes for the upcoming Holiday season. Enjoy!!! And speaking of cheese, this is my daughter right before the Homecoming dance this weekend. She went with her friend Jacob. Sorry the picture has some shadow......the sun was shining, for which we were thankful!


Love the Decor! said...

That marinated cheese sounds wonderful!!
Hope you get it all done.
So just out of curiosity what kind of things are you selling? :)

Queenmothermamaw said...

You will make it girl. I can tell you are a "geter done" girl. Love the recipes.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great recipes. You can do it!! You'll do a fab job and have a wonderful party. :) Your daughter is so pretty in her Homecoming dress. And what a cutie she got to go with!

Stacey said...

That marinated cheese sounds delish! Good luck on your open this for Southern Living? I missed that...I'll go backwards on the posts.

Tell your daughter that she was gorgeous!

kimmcl said...

Those are some great recipes. I will have to remember to write them down. What a beautiful daughter! Oh, you must be SO proud!!!

Thena said...

Great recipes. Love your cookbook stand. Maybe that's something I need to add to my Christmas list. Mine lays on the counter and gets messy.

Lee said...

Now I can put a face to my prayer.
Looks like an angel. How do these gals looks so great in those little dresses when momma makes all this good "healthy" food.
"the Human growth hormone" abounds ...

She is very pretty.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Your daughter looks so pretty and her dress was gorgeous!

Wishing you much success with your Open House! Hope you'll take plenty of pics and share later! The cheese recipe sounds delicious! I'll have to copy that one for the holidays! ...don't wear yourself out this week, getting ready! Your home is beautiful and will be a treat for all who attend! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

April said...

First of all, you have a BEAUTIFUL daughter, Suzanne! Love her dress! Now, those recipes of yours are making my mouth water...for shame, for shame! Boy, do they ever sound GOOD!

Kathy said...

The recipes sound wonderful. I'm positive your event will be spectacular, Suzanne! It seems to me that most everything you do is divine. Your daughter is just a doll - beautiful dress, too.

Have a beautiful week...Kathy

Lisa said...

Thanks for the recipes! This time of the year I'm always scrounging around for good, easy recipes. These sound scrumptious!
I'm so glad the rain let up for your Darling Daughter's Homecoming. She looks like a livin' doll! I hope she had a great time!

Basement Bags Girl said...

Your daughter is beautiful! Hope she had fun. Wish I had time to make the recipes...they look wonderful.

Tara said...

I have faith in you! Boy, those sound good. YUMMO.
Your daughter is lovely too!

jenjen said...

Good luck with your sale - I am sure it will be great!


lovesquickneasyrecipes said...

Nice recipes there... And good luck to your sale.. :)


Pamela said...

Good luck with your OH! I know it will be wonderful! Last yr at this time I was getting ready for a large show so I know how it can be!