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[Dec. 4th, 2007|09:15 pm]
Sharing recipes, experiences, and good times

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I decided that for my christmas party I don't want to be in the kitchen the whole time cooking so we are going to do desserts, wines and horderves. What recipes always go over great at your parties?

The facts:
25-30 people for horderves, drinks and dessert
Ages ranging from 18-25
at our home
starting around 8pm

I've never thrown a party before. I need help. Anyone have any pointers? 
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From: mac29
2008-08-18 03:13 am (UTC)
A guaranteed crowd pleaser is Bruschetta. I've been making Bruschetta for events such as christmas and birthday parties for years....it never fails. This recipe serves 6 so you might want to triple or quadruple the ingredients.
* 1 pound ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
* 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
* 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
* 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
* 4 ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped Italian parsley
* .
* Bread:
* 1 medium baguette, French or Italian bread cut into 1/2 inch slices
* 2 large garlic cloves, peeled
* 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
* freshly ground black pepper

Dice tomatoes into 1/2 inch pieces, you can use a food processor on the chop setting if desired; drain over a bowl for 30 minutes to remove excess liquid. Combine all relish ingredients except the Mozzarella cheese in a small non aluminum bowl. Stir well and taste for seasoning. Prepare grill for medium hot grilling, or preheat broiler. Place the bread on the grill; grill or broil each side just until marks of the grill or broiler pan appear. Remove and place on serving platter. Rub the toasted bread pieces on each side with cut surfaces of the peeled garlic cloves. Add cheese cubes to the relish; spoon mixture over each bread slice and then drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over top. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and serve.
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