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Appetizer Puzzle- Want to Play?

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Appetizer Puzzle- Want to Play?

hyacinthgirl | Oct 24, 2012 09:19 AM

Here's a weird one: My husband called to let me know that a few friends are going to come by tonight, they're bringing pumpkins and we'll have an impromptu carving party. He suggested we order some food, but my silly hostess-pride said "of course not, I'll just make a few nice heavy appetizers and we can all munch on that while we work!"

Well, I just realized that I do not have a car as I forgot, it's getting serviced. I also do not have my wallet (long story).

So now I'm looking at a fairly barren cupboard and trying to figure out if there are 3 or 4 desperation dishes I might be able to whip up out of a sad lot of ingredients. As I'm banging my head against a wall, I thought maybe a fellow chow-hounder would find this fun, like a foodie logic problem. I'm currently facing the cooking equivalent of writers' block.

Here's what I have on hand, assuming I also have most common dried spices, olive oil, vinegar:

Flour
Panko
Sugar
Butter
Whole milk
Sour Cream
Parmigean
Provolone
Cheddar

Sliced Bread
Flour Tortillas
Quinoa
Israeli Cous Cous
Penne

Bananas
Celery
Carrots
Red Pepper
Arugala
Zucchini
Fresh Mint
Onion
Garlic
Jalapenos
Lemon
Lime

Chicken breast
Sausage patties

Almonds
Pine nuts

Canned broth
Canned black beans
Canned tomatos
Tahini

Right now all I can really think is making chips out of the tortillas and making nachos?
Or mac&cheese made with penne? Although that's not really a finger food, which is what I'd prefer to have...

Sigh, might just have to tell my husband to order something!

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