there's so many great app suggestions on this board that i've taken to use for an upcoming housewarming / bday party. i do have a couple of specific questions, though, if anyone could assist:
i'm making, among many other things, palmiers. i wanted to fill with cheese and brush the outside with melted fig jam but was wondering which cheese would be best. was thinking either fontina or gruyere.
also, i'm going to have mac and cheese bites. was thinking about using the ina garten version with gruyere and white sharp cheddar. has anyone tried? do i need buttered breadcrumbs for the top since they are so small or should i just sprinkle with parm?
and lastly, i'm going to make little chocolate cups that i wanted to fill with a peanut butter mousse. any suggestions / recipes for the filling? my bf LOVES reese's peanut butter cups so i wanted a similar idea but made more appropriate for a party.
there's a mix of people / palates that will be there (i'm expecting roughly 40 people). the rest of the menu will be:
antipasti platter: marcona almonds, meats (salami, serrano ham, black pepper crusted pepperoni), cheeses, marinated artichokes, roasted peppers
roasted olives with rosemary, thyme, lemon and garlic
homemade rosemary / tomato-basil breads
spinach-artichoke dip (always seems to be a hit)
stuffed mushrooms with feta, bacon and spinach
pizettes with butternut squash puree, fried sage and goat cheese
the mac & cheese bites
peanut butter cups
i know i'm all over the place but, again, want to accomodate all tastes. sorry for the lengthy and grammatically-challenged post but have a million things in my mind!