E.B. asks from Miami, FL on August 04, 2011
Inexpensive Get Together Food Ideas
I'm having a get together on saturday night. Which i presumed would only be about 10 people has probably turned into 20. That's fine. Because we can finally be (all of our friends) together again. I need some quick finger food ideas that won't break the bank. Any suggestions??
S.H. answers from Jacksonville on August 05, 2011
In a crock pot or big pot on stove: One block of Velveeta (or store brand, Publix is good) cheese cut into cubes, one or two cans of Rotel Tomatoes, and if you want you can fry some ground sausage but not necessary, & a bag of Tortilla chips and you won't have any left!
R.A. answers from Boca Raton on August 05, 2011
cheap and healthy? soak some chickpeas overnight, cook them up (change the water to cook so you don't have a room full of gas), stick them in the blender with some herbs you like, some lemon juice and tahini. You'll have a yummy hummus. With it you can cut up some carrots, celery, chips and veggies. A big bag of chickpeas is so cheap and you'll have vitamins, minerals and calcium all for a cheap yummy snack.
You can also make up a big salad, lettuce with some cucumbers and tomatoes and a few fresh herbs. Maybe even an avocado and peel some carrots for pretty shapes on top.
A.P. answers from Janesville-Beloit on August 04, 2011
How about a taco bar? I also make mini quiches that are super easy, cheap and always a big hit. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray, press won-ton wrappers (usually in the produce section) into them and bake at 350 for about 5 minutes. Then put a little bit of whatever you like into the won-ton wrappers (I use diced green chilies, sharp cheddar and a drop of hot sauce) and then pour eggs beaten with a little sour cream or cream into each wrapper until about 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until set/firm. These are a really cheap and yummy appetizer.
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S.J. answers from St. Louis on August 04, 2011
Bruschetta - super easy, inexpensive, few ingredients, and delicious
Crock pot meatballs
Cheese and crackers - but watch it, these can get pricey
Fruit tray and dip (I have a marshmellow fluff recipe that is divine!)
Chips and salsa - you can make the salsa cheaply!
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J.L. answers from Minneapolis on August 04, 2011
Artichoke dip with pita chips
Spinach dip in a hollowed bread bowl, use the inner pieces and top for dipping
Southwest bean and queso dip (quick and unhealthy version is to take a can of seasoned black beans, a cup of picante salsa, and 1 1/2 cup of cubed Velveeta melted) Serve with restaurant style tortilla chips
Reuben dip (melted swiss, sauer kraut, shredded corned beef, mustard, thousand island dressing simmered in crock pot - lots of recipes online) Serve with mini loaf of rye or pumpernickel bread
Grilled chicken skewers with peanut sauce
Teriyaki marinated chicken wings
Deep Fried Turkey (goes a long way in serving a lot of people on the cheap if you don't mind, minding the fryer!)
mini-wiener wraps and mustard sauce
crock pot bbq meatballs
crock pot bbq mini wieners
crockpot swedish meatballs
Deli tray, veggie tray from Costco or hoagie ring from Costco
Home made pasta salads, fruit salads, or lettuce/veggie salads
Asian crock pot spare ribs
Beef and veggie kabobs
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J.B. answers from Detroit on August 04, 2011
Meatballs in the crockpot are a good idea, I love to fix Nacho Dip
1 pound ground burger or (chicken or turkey) I use 2-3 pounds
1 can Stewed Tomatoes ( I use 1 can for each pound of meat)
Velveeta Cheese (I use about 1/2 to 2/3 of the box for 3 pounds of meat)
1-3 8 Ounce packs Cream Cheese (1 box per pound of meat)
1 large Onion chopped I use a lot of onions I love them
Bag of tortilla chips
Brown the meat place in the crockpot, add the other ingredients let it heat until all the cheese is melted and it is warm turn it down to low or warm and enjoy.
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C.O. answers from Washington DC on August 04, 2011
tortilla roll ups - turkey, ham, cheese, ranch dressing roll it up and slice it.
pigs in a blanket - i put cheese in too...
mini pizzas - i've used english muffins and put pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese - heat and viola - done.
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S.S. answers from New York on August 04, 2011
i make pinwheels
small tortillas (1 bag)
2 packages of cream cheese
1/2 c mayo
1/2 bag of whatever kind of cheese you like
slices of ham
olives (if you like them)
soften the cream cheese, add mayo, and cheese. slice or chop olives and mix all together. lay out tortilla spread with mixture and lay ham on top (however many slices you want.) wrap it up and put it in saran wrap. chill in the fridge for about an hour or until it becomes firm. then you slice it width ways so it looks like pinwheels.
you can also use romain lettuce or some such.
the little smokies that you can buy. put in crock pot and cover with bbq.
buy some taquitos from walmart. or empanadas(sp) you can also buy them from the freezer section at walmart. mozerella sticks.
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A.W. answers from Kalamazoo on August 04, 2011
I find good deals on split chicken breasts (with bone and skin). Put on a baking sheet covered with foil, olive oil, salt, pepper, bake at 375 for about 1.5 hrs.
Then you can use these yummy, juicy, healthy, inexpensive meat for anything!
chicken wraps with tomatoes, lettuce etc
Bar BQ chick sandwiches
R.L. answers from Tampa on August 05, 2011
veggies cut up
crackers and cheese
jello various flavors