Planning a little get-together with friends or family shouldn't mean you have to bake all week or cook all day. Nor do you have to spend a fortune if you order out.
What's the alternative?
Throw a party on a plate. Serve little plates of great morsels.
Your guests will love interesting flavors, plus they'll think the smaller portions are a healthier way to eat. Serve an assortment of small servings allowing a taste of everything without going overboard.
For a party on a plate, serve Spicy Buffalo-Style Meatballs.
Many recipes involve finger-food eating, which appeals to all ages. It even lends itself to an adult cocktail party.
Selections can be simple or complex. Holiday party food can include:
For Barbecue-Style Meatballs use 3/4 cup apricot preserves and 3/4 cup barbecue sauce. Or make a Thai Dipping Sauce for meatballs with 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/3 cup milk, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper.
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