Looking to have an open house this fall, hopefully in October. I'd like to do cozy fall food, but the caveat is nothing that is prone to mess or stains in hopes to ward off any catastrophes to our new carpet. Here's my sample menu, but would appreciate any tweaks:
Apple cider glazed ham in crock pot
Balsamic sweet potato dice in phyllo cups
white bean dip with pita chips and crudite
loaded baked potato dip with chips
veggie rainbow wraps (wraps, herbed cream cheese, julienne veggies wrapped up and cut into thirds)
jalapeno cheddar cornbread
am i too heavy on the carbs? should I add sausage puffs? Do I need cheese somewhere in the mix? I'm trying to minimize the effort on the cooking front, and trying to do things in advance. Also I'm trying to stay relatively budget friendly and I think the nuts are what will set me back. We already have the full bar and it will probably be on a Sunday, so I think the drinking will be at a minimum at any rate.