I'm helping my good friend with party planning for this saturday for 20 or so people. The party is from 7pm on (and there will be drinking) and she does not cook- like at all even a little bit... Seperate topic of conversation. I'm pressed for time and will cut the crudite and make dips for the party.
She wants to just hit trader joe's for everything- there will be dips, crudite, crackers and cheese to start and then "heavy" apps to sub for a proper dinner as people imbibe and come and go.
I'm very familiar with TJs vegetarian options yet clueless as to what this crowd of omnivores would like.
So far the omni heavy apps reads "tart de alsace" (i remember raves about it here) but would love to hear other heat and serve favorites.... Limited kitchen equiptment available- no crockpot- and want to avoid silverware