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New Year's Day Open House Menu suggestions

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gardencub | | Dec 4, 2009 01:41 AM

Ok, I need help with some ideas for a party.

We are having an open house on New Years' Day - 1-5pm for 50-75 guests.

I am willing to spend hours and hours cooking before the event, but on the day of, I do not want to spend all day in the kitchen, heating, plating, garnishing etc. I want to enjoy our company. With that in mind, these are the criteria for what I want to serve.

No last minute cooking, must be able to serve at room temp, or cold. I have a tiny kitchen and NO dishwasher, Having a mountain of dishes, pots, and pans to deal with minutes before guests arrive will be a disaster.

Must be able to eat with hands, or with just a fork. This is a stand and mingle kind of event.

I am thinking:

Smoked salmon mousse

Chopped chicken liver, dried cranberry and pistachio "Pate"

Hummus Platter

Cheeses, fruits and bread

Thai chicken salad on cucumber slices

For the sweet side I am going to do a huge selection of petit fours. small tartlets, homemade candies, etc.

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