In a few weeks I will host a cocktail party for about 50 people. I intend to offer about eight different passed appetizers. Some will be made at home, and some will be frozen, for convenience sake. I plan to do some prep work ahead of time for accompaniments to the frozen appetizers, if necessary. I figure that some will be improved by adding fresh herbs, nuts, chutneys, dips, etc.
I would like to purchase the frozen appetizers at either Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. Cost is always important, but it's more important that I select foods that taste great and look great. I know that there is a HUGE difference in cost between the two stores I mentioned... More often than not, I am very impressed with Trader Joe's. However, I am unfamiliar with their frozen appetizers.
I would really appreciate it if you would post your absolute favorite frozen appetizers from either store. It would also be helpful if you mention things that are disappointing. Lastly, if you have jazzed up favorite frozen appetizers, I'd love to hear those recommendations, too.
Thanks much and happy day!