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    • MrsBartolozzi
    • By MrsBartolozzi 1st Oct 11, 7:29 PM
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    MrsBartolozzi
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    • 1st Oct 11, 7:29 PM
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    • 1st Oct 11, 7:29 PM
    You could make a plate of nachos to go with the chili.
    Arrange some value/basics tortilla chips on a plate, top with some salsa (either from a jar or homemade - you could also serve salsa in a bowl) and grated cheese* (again could have a bowl of cheese - lots of people like chili and cheese), and microwave for 1-1.5 mins. Not really authentic, but tasty and not too expensive.


    *depending on who I'm serving it to, I often top the cheese with some sliced chili for those who like it hot.

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    • Lip_Stick
    • By Lip_Stick 1st Oct 11, 7:52 PM
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    • 1st Oct 11, 7:52 PM
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    • 1st Oct 11, 7:52 PM
    Pizza cut into small pieces.
    Chicken wings spiced or not.
    Chicken pop corn
    Bruschetta with toppings, i.e. mozzeralla and sundried tomato
    Various small crackers, e.g. ritz with a topping.
    Sandwiches cut into small triangles.
    Antipasti e.g. meats and cheeses.
    Sausage/cheese and onion rolls.
    Cocktail stick foods (I know it's a bit 70's but I did them for a kids party and the adults loved them and I didn't think they would lol)
    Dips and things like bread sticks.
    Pate with something to spread it on.

    Hth!
    Last edited by Lip_Stick; 01-10-2011 at 7:57 PM.
    There's a storm coming, Cameron. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
    • teacherandmum
    • By teacherandmum 1st Oct 11, 8:01 PM
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    • 1st Oct 11, 8:01 PM
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    • 1st Oct 11, 8:01 PM
    perhaps try to keep it mexican. spicy chicken wings, nachos and meted cheese and lettuce over the top, green salad, plain nacho crisps, dips, quesidillas (tortilla with cheese/cheese and onion/cheese and bacon on, fold in half and grill), get some cajan spice and toss chicken/steak/veg in it and fry, make some mini fajitas, loaded potato skins..............
    are you going to serve rice with the chilli? if not, halved jacket potatoes might go down well.
    Also a jar of jalapenos, bowl of cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, ................
    will you have any vegetarians attending? worth asking incase you do
    • Lip_Stick
    • By Lip_Stick 1st Oct 11, 8:20 PM
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    • 1st Oct 11, 8:20 PM
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    • 1st Oct 11, 8:20 PM
    perhaps try to keep it mexican. spicy chicken wings, nachos and meted cheese and lettuce over the top, green salad, plain nacho crisps, dips, quesidillas (tortilla with cheese/cheese and onion/cheese and bacon on, fold in half and grill), get some cajan spice and toss chicken/steak/veg in it and fry, make some mini fajitas, loaded potato skins..............
    are you going to serve rice with the chilli? if not, halved jacket potatoes might go down well.
    Also a jar of jalapenos, bowl of cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, ................
    will you have any vegetarians attending? worth asking incase you do
    Originally posted by teacherandmum
    Thing is, not everyone likes spiced food, although I love Mexican!
    There's a storm coming, Cameron. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
    • blackandwhitebunny
    • By blackandwhitebunny 2nd Oct 11, 1:02 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 11, 1:02 PM
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    I always get some of those cheap bamboo skewers and make salad skewers, chunks of cucumber, different coloured peppers, fresh pineapple, cherry tomatoes, olives etc. You can do the same with fruit as well. I fine these are always super popular.
    I was off to conquer the world but I got distracted by something sparkly

  • crazyguy
    • #7
    • 2nd Oct 11, 1:05 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 11, 1:05 PM
    Finger Buffet no 1

    Freshly Prepared Mixed Sandwiches on White and Brown Bread
    Quiche Slices
    Crudit!s with a Yoghurt and Mint Dip
    Brie and Grape Skewer
    Crisps

    Finger Buffet no 2

    Freshly Prepared Mixed Sandwiches on White and Brown Bread
    Sausage Rolls
    Quiche Slices
    Baby Cumberland Sausages with a Dijon Mustard Dip
    Welsh Goats Cheese Tartlet with Caramelised Onion
    Crab Stick with Marie-Rose Dip
    Mini Savoury Eggs with Pickle
    Crudit!s with a Yoghurt and Mint Dip
    Crisps

    Finger Buffet no 3

    Freshly Prepared Mixed Sandwiches on White and Brown Bread
    Spring Roll with Thai Chilli Dipping Sauce
    Feta Tartlet with a Red Onion Confit
    Vegetable Samosa with a Yoghurt and Mint Dip
    Fried Boneless Chicken with a Garlic and Herb Dip
    Cheddar Puffs
    Bowl of Cherry Tomatoes
    Baby Pork Sausages with a Honey and Sesame Glaze
    Crisps and Nuts

    Finger Buffet 4

    Freshly Prepared Mixed Sandwiches on White and Brown Bread
    Mini Mixed Quiche Tartlets
    Sausage Rolls
    Crisps
    Scone with Jam and Fresh Cream
    Finger of Home-Made Cake

    Finger Buffet 5

    (Designed as an Afternoon Tea Menu and Presented on Traditional Cake Stands)

    Crust less Cocktail Sandwiches cut into Fingers
    Cucumber
    Egg Mayonnaise and Cress
    Prawn and Dill Mayonnaise
    Smoked Salmon and Black Pepper
    Welsh Goats Cheese and Cherry Tomato Tarts
    Miniature Fresh Cream Chocolate Éclairs
    Fingers of Carrot Cake
    Fingers of Bakewell Tart
    Cocktail Scones topped with Jam and Clotted Cream

    Finger Buffet no 6

    Bagels:-
    * Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
    * Salt Beef and American Mustard
    * Egg Mayonnaise
    Mini Cheddar and Crispy Bacon Quiches
    Stilton and Red Onion Marmalade Mini Tartlets
    Prawns Wrapped in Filo with a Garlic and Herb Dip
    Brie and Grape Skewers
    Fried Fish Goujons with Tartar Sauce
    Chefs Pate with Croutons
    Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
    Cocktail Onion Bhajis with Mint Yoghurt
    Crisps and Nuts

    Finger Buffet no 7

    Tortilla Wraps ~ Chicken and Salsa, Cheese, Red Kidney Bean, Red Onion and Coriander
    Smoked Salmon on Brown Bread with Fresh Dill
    Fried Crab Claws with Thai Chilli Dipping Sauce
    Chicken Skewers in a Lemon and Coriander Marinade with a Lemon and Coriander Dip
    Oriental Sesame Prawns on Toast
    Crispy Lamb, Ginger, Cucumber and Lettuce Hoi-Sin Wraps
    Lemon Marinated Tortellini and Sun-Dried Tomato Skewers
    Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella in Balsamic and Olive Oil on Bruschetta
    Crisps and Nuts

    Finger Buffet no 8

    Cocktail Sandwiches (Crusts Removed on Brown and White Bread)
    Brie and Grape, Roast Beef and Horseradish, Smoked Salmon, Prawn and Dill Mayonnaise
    Chicken Tikka Served on Long Wooden Skewers with Mint Yoghurt
    Ploughman’s Platter - Pate, Cheddar, Stilton and Brie with Grapes and Savoury Crackers
    Filo Tartlets with Bang Bang Chicken
    Baby Prawn Cocktail
    Salmon Teriyaki Skewers with Ginger and Soy Dip
    Mussels with Salsa Cruda
    Mini Jackets with a Cream Cheese and Chive Topping
    Tortilla, Crisps and Nuts
    Finger Buffet no 9

    Magpie Catering Cocktail Mini Bagels ~ Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese with Dill Pickle, Salt Beef and Mustard
    Buckwheat Cocktail Blini with Sour Cream and Caviar
    Lime Marinated Chicken Skewers with Avocado Creama Dip
    Smoked Salmon Blini with a Chive, Lemon and Cream Finish
    Cocktail Dill Scones and Smoked Trout with Horseradish Cream
    Aromatic Duck Pancakes with Hoi-Sin Sauce with Spring Onion and Cucumber
    Cumin Scented Kofte Brochettes with Minted Yoghurt Dip
    Cherry Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Skewers
    Pitta Bread and Vegetables with Houmous
    Breadsticks, Luxury Nuts, Tortilla Chips

    Italian Themed Finger Buffet 10

    Ciabatta Rolls
    Avocado, Mozzarella and Pesto
    Chicken, Chargrilled Pepper and Sun-Dried Tomato
    Proscuttio Wrapped Fig Skewer
    Lemon Marinated Tortellini and Sun-Dried Tomato Skewer
    Garlic and Herb Dough Balls with an Olive Oil Dip
    Baked Buffalo Mozzarella Wrapped In Parma Ham
    Tomato, Mozzarella and Fresh Basil Bruschetta
    Mini Home-Made French Bread Pizza
    Calamari with Home-Made Tartar Sauce
    Marinated Olives, Nuts and Kettle Chips

    American Themed Finger Buffet 11

    Loaded Cheese and Bacon Jacket Skins
    Mini Beef Burgers with Swiss Cheese On Caramelized Onions and Rocket
    Mozzarella Sticks in Breadcrumbs with BBQ Dip
    Chicken Quesadillas with Guacamole
    Nachos topped with Melted Cheese Salsa and Sour Cream
    BBQ Chicken Wings or Chicken in a Southern Style Breadcrumb with BBQ Dip
    Sticky BBQ Ribs
    Fried Seasoned Wedges with Ketchup Dip
    Battered Onion Rings
    Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Pepper
    Coconut Butterfly Prawns with American Cocktail Sauce Dip

    Asian Themed Finger Buffet 12

    Spring Roll with Thai Chilli Dipping Sauce
    Vegetable Samosa with a Yoghurt and Mint Dip
    Prawns Wrapped in Filo with a Garlic and Herb Dip
    Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
    Cocktail Onion Bhaji with Mint Yoghurt
    Fried Crab Claws with Thai Chilli Dipping Sauce
    Oriental Sesame Prawns on Toast
    Chicken Tikka Served on Long Wooden Skewers with Mint Yoghurt
    Filo Tartlets with Bang Bang Chicken
    Salmon Teriyaki Skewers with Ginger and Soy Dip
    Aromatic Duck Pancakes with Hoi-Sin Sauce with Spring Onion and Cucumber
    Coconut Butterfly Prawns with American Cocktail Sauce Dip

    SOMETHING SWEET

    Chefs Cake Selection

    Home-made Baby Scones with Jam and Fresh Whipped Cream
    Fingers of Home-made Cake (E.g. Lemon, Fruit, Coffee and Walnut, Jam and Coconut, etc)

    Mini Sweet Finger Items

    Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (gf)
    Mini Doughnut Rings
    Fresh Fruit Kebabs on Small Wooden Paddle Skewers (gf)
    Baby Fresh Cream Scones with Raspberry Conserve
    Mini Fresh Cream and Fresh Raspberry Puffs
    Fresh Strawberry and Chocolate Filo Tarts
    Mini Pavlova with Fresh Raspberries (gf)
    Baby Treacle Tarts
    Mini French Fruit Tarts
    Mixed Berry Tarts
    Baby White Chocolate Tart with Fresh Raspberries
    Mini Individual Victoria Sandwich
    Chocolate Double Meringue Kisses Sandwiched with Fresh Cream (gf)
    Baby Lemon Meringue Tarts
    Caramelized Lemon Tartlets
    Passion Fruit Curd Tartlets
    Baby Dark Chocolate Tarts
    Cocktail Bakewell Tarts
    Baby Crème Brûl!e(gf)
    Mini Lemon Possett (gf)
    Baby Eton Mess finished with Vanilla and Fresh Berries (gf)
    Mini Chocolate Éclair
    Mini Strawberry Shortcake Heart
    Cocktail Mince Pies
    Cocktail Apple Pies

    Whole Desserts (Choose 3 – 4)

    Lemon Cheesecake with a Lemon Curd Cômpote
    Cappuccino Cheesecake on a Ginger Base Finished with Dark Chocolate
    Banoffee Cheesecake with Home-Made Toffee
    Profiteroles filled with Cream Drizzled with a Warmed Dark Chocolate Sauce
    Tiramisu finished with Cocoa
    Summer Fruit Trifle
    Truffle Torte on Crushed Amaretti Biscuits
    Classic Caramelised Lemon Tart
    Vanilla Pavlova filled with Fresh Cream and Mixed Soft Fruit and Berries Cooked in Cassis
    Pistachio Pavlova filled with Fresh Cream, Rhubarb and Raspberries
    Summer Pudding
    Crème Brûl!e
    Eton Mess - Crushed Meringue, Vanilla Cream, Berries in Cassis
    Death by Chocolate
    Chocolate and Raspberry Roulade
    Fresh Fruit Salad finished with Edible Flowers
    Mixed Seasonal Berries with Edible Flowers
    Apple and Cinnamon Pie
    Bakewell Tart
    Mixed Cheese with Chutney, Grapes, Fig and Crackers
  • gnr1990
    • #8
    • 4th Oct 11, 8:15 AM
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    • 4th Oct 11, 8:15 AM
    Iceland have some party food ideas! and a party planner on their website
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