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Help? Fall Cocktail Party!

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Help? Fall Cocktail Party!

geg5150 | Oct 26, 2006 11:24 PM

Here's the deal...

I'm hosting (with the BF) a Fall/Pre-Holiday Cocktail Party on November 11th.

Here's the glitch:

I live in Phoenix, he lives in Norfolk, VA. I'm moving there, but not till the end of the year.

So, basically, I have to do a complete party for 30-40 people in one day. I arrive on Friday and the party is Saturday at 7 p.m.

BF doesn't have all of the cooking accessories I do in my kitchen. The kitchen is small! I will have access to a micro/convection oven in one a stove and regular oven.

I'll have to do all of the shopping on Saturday. I'd like to be able to do it all in one big shopping trip to the grocery store.

I need fast, simple and easily accessible ingredients.

Here's what I'm thinking so far:
A very nice cheese & fruit assortment
Hummus, baba in hollowed out pumpkins with pita chips, veggies
Mini turky sandwiches with cranberry chutney
Spiced wine/cider, something like that
Homemade spiced nuts
Assorted sweet breads -- banana, date nut, pumpkin with butter and good preserves

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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