Holiday Appetizer Party

This round up of appetizer recipes is the perfect thing you’ll need to get the party started.   I’ve made each of these and they are proven crowd pleasers.  Choose one or all to serve at your next soiree.

 Spinach-Artichoke Party Cups

36 small wonton wrappers
1 small can(8 1/2 oz)artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 of a 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 325 and spray mini muffin pan lightly with PAM. Press one wonton wrapper into each cup and spray lightly with PAM again. Bake about 9 minutes or until lightly golden. Repeat with remaining wontons.
Combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
Fill wonton cups with mixture and place on a baking sheet. Bake about 7 minutes or until warmed through. Enjoy.
Marinated Cheese
1(0.7 oz) envelope Italian dressing mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 Tbsp minced green onion
2 Tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp sugar
12 oz block Monterey Jack cheese, chilled
12 oz block Cheddar cheese, chilled
1(4 oz)jar chopped pimiento, drained
Wisk together first 6 ingredients.
Cut cheeses in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange slices in shallow dish alternating monterey with cheedar and overlapping slightly. Pour marinade over cheese and cover and chill at least 8 hours. Arrange cheese on serving dish and pour marinade over it. Top with pimiento.
Serve with french bread slices and water crackers.
Roast Beef Party Sandwiches
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
2 packages party rolls
2/3 cup peach preserves
1/2 cup Dijonnaise
3/4 thinly sliced deli roast beef, chopped
1/2 pound sliced Havarti cheese
Slice the tops off of rolls without seperating the individual rolls, creating a top and a bottom per package. Spread preserves on the top portion and sprinkle with nuts. Spread dijonnaise on bottom portion and layer on roast beef and cheese. Cover with top half of rolls and wrap in aluminum foil. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice into individual sandwiches.

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