|Classic Cocktail--the Negroni|
I've got just what you need--a few easy to prepare hand-held taste treats from Food & Wine magazine. You'll want to read up and compile your shopping list in preparation for your end-of-year, new-year-chasing friends & food & wine event. I've reviewed some of their recipes for what I believe are stand outs with ease of preparation. See what you think.
Hogs in a Blanket
Not the usual Pigs in a Blanket, these yummy mouthfuls are prepared with puff pastry and Andouille sausage.
Avocado Toast and Oaxacan Sesame Sauce
Wow! A mouthful to say and much easier to prepare than you might imagine. All of the ingredients are easy to find at any grocery store.
I love how the F&W folks describe this as a "mash-up" of hummus and guacamole, and I love that they use crudites for dipping. That's a plus for those of us on gluten-free or low-carb diets!
Genius roll-ups using deli meat. Awesome filling. Make them ahead!
Now, the cocktails. I'd stick with two classics: The Negroni and the Champagne cocktail. Add a few bottles each of a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Champagne (or any nice sparkling wine) and that's all you need.
And now...for the FUN. Click on over to Buzzfeed for 20 Insanely Simple Party Games. G-rated and pretty easy to grasp. Some are loads of fun, even for that one friend who always sits alone and observes.