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i know its early

but what a good appetizer or like a pre dinner snack to serve for thanksgiving and christmas

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Asked by vadasmom at 6:45 PM on Oct. 20, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • I guess since Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are usually pretty big (as in lots of rich food), maybe something simple like a veggie or fuit and cheese platter would be good. Dips are always a hit, too. I have a great recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip, message me if you'd like me to send it to you.

    Answer by CookieMom108 at 6:55 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • We buy thr premade veggie trays at Costco, and then I take an 8oz brick of cream cheese and lay it in the center of a very pretty glass plate and let it warm to room temp. I pour Raspberry Chipotle sauce over top guesstimate..maybe 3/4 of a cip or less. Serve with facy crackers

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:01 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Here's what we make:
    Pate (if you want the recipe, let me know)
    assorted olives and baby pickles
    assorted veggies (my daughter makes homemade ranch to go with them)
    assorted cheeses & nuts
    assorted crackers.

    These are set out around noon, and people munch til about 3, when everything gets put away. Dinner is usually around 5:30-6:00. This gives people a little break to work up an appetite for dinner!

    Answer by jespeach at 8:30 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • My family ALWAYS has shrimp cocktail and raw oysters (with the usual condiments: horsradish, tabasco, etc) a few hours before Christmas dinner. However, this year we are changing our menu.

    Answer by rcbrown at 12:47 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • You could try a variety of deviled eggs ( I did this one year) or warm bread with spreads. Or even just a veggie tray. Really depends on what your family likes.


    Answer by Maidenwolf at 8:57 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • I will do
    Deviled eggs -- 1/2 made with dill relish the other 1/2 made with sweet relish
    A Veggie and dip tray with 5-6 different cut up veggies and 2 dips...
    won ton wraps
    your standard chips and dip
    Assorted crackers with assorted cheese slices
    Ea. yr is a bit different, but this is usually what is set out prior to the main meal being served

    Answer by gmasboy at 11:29 AM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • I make sausage balls....or a cheese ball........or you can make Spanokopita ( phyllo filled with spinach/feta mixture)


    Answer by mcginnisc at 5:07 PM on Oct. 21, 2008

  • For Thanksgiving, we always do homemade Chex mix as well as spinach dip in a bread bowl. For Christmas, we always do a super yummy artichoke dip for Christmas Eve. On Christmas day, we usually do a breakfast quiche as a brunch. Dinner is ham with all of the fixings. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Answer by ILuvMyBoyz0608 at 12:54 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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