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DottieHarley 06-07-2013 10:00 AM

I have appetizer writer's block
Please help me :-) I am supposed to bring an appetizer or two for a family gathering and I am just blanking on the possibilities.

There are SERIOUS gluten issues in the family, so GF ideas only.
This is not a big-heavy-appetizers group - lighter/smaller seems to go over better. "healthy" things are generally good
The main meal is pulled pork and picnic-y salads.
Anything requiring a plate or utensil is probably a no go.
I will need to buy ingredients, prep, make, and transport (1hour) by myself as DH will be at work. So easy, makeahead stuff is key here.

The only things I can come up with are tomato/mozz/basil on sticks, or hummus and veggies. I know there are more interesting ideas out there, but it's Friday and even Pinterest is too much for me...

Hungry Caterpillar 06-07-2013 10:56 AM

Re: I have appetizer writer's block
For picnics, I like to do stuff on skewers. There's the tom/basil/mozz like you already said, but there is also chorizo/manchego/grape as well as feta/tomato/cucumber/black olive.

I also like to do break chunks on skewer with a leaf of mint or basil and either brie cheese slice or prosciutto.

They are all prep ahead, and you are just cutting and assembling. I did an entire party's worth in 90 minutes of naptime prep.

GreenHome Sewing 06-07-2013 11:12 AM

Bruschetta made on gluten free somethings (rice cracker?)

Deviled eggs. Ohhh yeaaa!

Fruit salad!
Veggie salad!
I have a recipe for a watermelon salad, unusual combo of ingredients but tasted good.

danielle 06-07-2013 01:39 PM

If there are devilled eggs, that's where I'm going to be. Just sayin.

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