Tapas Time!!! Social Security at Your Next Party ….

…..by guest writer Bobbi Hill

Social Security at Your Next Party

Go ahead. Bite me. How can you resist? Fixing fabulous party foods your hungry guests can eat in small bites can be labor intensive, but the fun factor far outweighs any time constraints.

Delicious and beautiful concoctions satisfy your creative urges and bring smiles to faces and stomachs. Do stomachs smile? Of course they do. This is social security at its finest.

Successful hors d’oeuvres are:

• Small, consisting of one or two bites only

• Self-contained and neat to eat

• Attractive and eye-catching

• Special or unusual

• Savory, not sweet

• Full-flavored and well seasoned
 

Foods too moist or oily to be eaten neatly with the fingers can served on a cocktail pick. Foods dry enough to be held directly in the fingers, but meant to be dipped in a sauce are also served on picks.

If two or three pieces of food are threaded onto a cocktail pick or bamboo skewer, the result is called a skewered hors d’oeuvre or an hors d’oeuvre kebab. Virtually any bite-size food can be picked or skewered. This list includes some of the most popular:
 

• Marinated vegetables

• Chilled seafood

• Cubed cheeses

• Cold, cubed meats and

• Cheese balls poultry

• Cubed hams, sausages, and other delicatessen items
 

If you need a little inspiration, feel free to nibble. Here are some mouthwatering samples. Please, take one . . . or two or three . . .

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting full and my tummy is smiling.
 

The bar is open. Wine anyone? Champagne? A cocktail, perhaps?

Mmmmmmmm. Great party!

 

…..about guest writer Bobbi Hill

Say “Hello and Welcome” to Bobbi Hill, an avid writer and reader, always looking for something new and creative.

A lover of music and cooking, the healing arts, travel to near and far interesting places, star gazing and horses in any way shape or form, she loves living, laughing and balancing the juggling act of life with lots of fun and smiles.  

Writing has been a lifelong avocation and she delights in sharing her insights and inspirations with like-minded people – like YOU!

 

 

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a.k.a. “Little Red Corvette”
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Moroccan Grilled Chicken Skewers

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“Mr. Magic”
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Healthy Herb Fries

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Girl Talk:
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(Part 3)

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Orange and Avocado Salad

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Cool Fitness Gear!!!
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Fifteen Creative Five Ingredient Smoothies

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Chocolate Espresso Waffles

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One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

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The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

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Potato and Egg Bake w/Rosemary

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“Hanging” With India Arie
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Potato, Pepper, and Egg Skillet

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Dinner and a Movie:
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Buckwheat Pancakes

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Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

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