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Need ideas for an appetizer

Kontxesi | Aug 15, 201307:32 AM

We am having my family and my fiance's family over for dinner on Sunday. I have already purchased everything I need for the main meal, but I feel like I need something to put out in case my prep runs long (which is normal.) Problem is, I'm broke and need to try to work with what I have.

Here is the menu:

Grill-roasted chicken
Parmesan garlic grilled corn
Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon
Pilaf or macaroni and cheese
Green salad (from mom)

Plum hazelnut torte
Brownies (from mom)

What I have to work with for an appetizer:

A loaf of sourdough

Heavy cream
1/2 block cream cheese

Various canned beans (mostly chickpeas and navy beans, but a few kidney and pinto)
1/2 can of chipotles in adobo
Canned green chiles

2 cucumbers
1/2 head cabbage
Red grapes
Maybe a bell pepper or two

That plus all of the basic staples, spices, vinegars, etc. and a lot of Asian pastes and sauces.

I don't know if there is anything that can be made out of this, but any ideas would be appreciated. (It's worth mentioning that my future-in-laws, my step-dad, and step-brother are not adventurous eaters, but I'd still like to hear anything that y'all come up with.)

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