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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkEntertaining · 1 decade ago

Wine and cheese menu?

My boyfriend and I want to host a small "wine and cheese" style game evening with some friends mainly as a pre-Christmas get-together in early December. I'm trying to figure out a menu now because I'm away for a while and then we're moving at the end of this month, so I won't have time to think about it much and find recipes.

I don't want to do a dinner - just finger foods, dips and appetizer type foods. Also, we don't eat meat so they have to be vegetarian (but not necessarily vegan).

I've thought of an artichoke dip, spinach phylo roll-ups, and of course various cheeses with crackers. (To drink we'll have wine and a non-alcoholic punch or egg-nog, since not everyone drinks alcohol.)

Any suggestions for fancier finger foods would really be appreciated. I've never done this before so I have no idea where to start!

Thank you!

Update:

Any ideas with a holiday feeling would be appreciated as well! Thank you!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Stuffed Mushroom Caps

    INGREDIENTS:

    8 to 10 medium mushroom, firm, closed caps

    1 tablespoon butter

    2 tablespoons minced onion or green onion

    1/4 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    1/4 cup soft bread crumbs (see below)

    1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

    2 tablespoons water

    salt & pepper to taste

    PREPARATION:

    Preheat oven to 350°. Wash mushrooms quickly under running water; drain on paper towels. Pull stems from mushrooms and chop finely. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; add chopped mushroom stems and onion. Sauté until tender.

    Stir in Worcestershire sauce, soft bread crumbs, cheese, salt and pepper. Sprinkle salt over mushroom caps and fill with sautéed mixture, mounding over the top. At this point, you may cover and refrigerate these mushrooms for up to 24 hours. Before serving, put 2 tablespoons of water in a shallow dish and arrange stuffed mushrooms in dish. Bake for about 20 minutes. Serve hot.

    Makes 8 to 10 appetizers.

    Soft bread crumbs: Put bread on cutting board and use fork tines to tear off crumbs, or use food processor to make finer crumbs. One slice bread makes about 1/2 cup lightly packed crumbs.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try and have at least three or four kinds of cheese, crackers and bread, fruit, and if you're not going to eat meat, maybe a dip or two? Have a wide variety of fruit and even a few vegetables. And add some nuts. Walnuts and almonds go well with cheeses.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wine.Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of grape juice.The natural chemical balance of grapes is such that they can ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes or other nutrients.Although other fruits like apples and berries can also be fermented, the resultant "wines" are normally named after the fruit from which they are produced (for example, apple wine or elderberry wine) and are generically known as fruit or country wine. Others, such as barley wine and rice wine (e.g. sake), are made from starch-based materials and resemble beer more than wine, while ginger wine is fortified with brandy. In these cases, the use of the term "wine" is a reference to the higher alcohol content, rather than production process.The commercial use of the English word "wine" (and its equivalent in other languages) is protected by law in many jurisdictions.[4] Wine is produced by fermenting crushed grapes using various types of yeast which consume the sugars found in the grapes and convert them into alcohol. Various varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts are used depending on the types of wine produced

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mash ripe avocado and serve on water crackers with 'Castello Danish Blue'.

    Nice with good white wine.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ah so

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