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Which one should I bring?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2007: Which one should I bring?
By Chai~latte on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 11:02 am:

I have a girl's night tonight and I've been asked to bring an appetizer. I'm a bit stuck and have a few ideas but I'm not feeling great about any of them.

1. Baked brie wrapped in phylo with a cranberry Grand Marnier sauce, with a multi-grain baguette or crackers.

2. Marinated cheese tortellini, with bocchini cheese, tomatoes and black olives on skewers.

3. Artichoke & Asiago Dip with bread or crackers.

Any other ideas?

By Angellew on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 11:10 am:

I LOVE artichoke dips of any kind, so that sounds fantastic to me! I also found whenever I bring an artichoke dip anywhere, it's always the first thing to go!!!! (and NO... I'm not the only one eating it! LOL)

By Annie2 on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 11:18 am:

Number three with bread. I love artichoke dip!

By Vicki on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 12:13 pm:

I agree, the artichoke dip sounds fantastic!

By Colette on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 12:29 pm:

I love baked brie w/cranberries so I'd bring that or #3.

By Kate on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 12:35 pm:

All three...and you should bring them to me. :o)

By Tarable on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 12:50 pm:

I agree with Kate! but bring them to me!`

By Jewlz on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 01:22 pm:

if u dont bring them to us ... can u please post the recipe on the recipe board ?
they sound good

By Rayelle on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 04:11 pm:

I have an idea, but it may be too late for today assuming you like it. It's quick and easy to make though. It's hot broccoli cheese dip in a bread bowl. Heat to 350. Mix up 1 8oz. pack cream cheese (softened), 1 cup miracle whip and 1 packet Good seasonings italian dressing mix. Use mixer. Add 1 10oz bag of thawed, drained broccoli and 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese. ( you need an 8 oz bag) You get a Kings Hawaiian bread bowl. Slice off the top, cut out the middle. You have to leave a layer though to hold the dip. Tear up the bread to save for dipping. Spoon in your dip mix and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Put the top on, wrap in foil, bake about 20 minutes. Sorry I don't have the official recipe, I had an ingredient list and went from memory, but I've made this a few times and it was a big hit. You also don't need to worry about getting your dish back if you go somewhere because the bread bowl comes in a disposable pie pan. Have fun tonight! I'm jealous!

By Tink on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 06:24 pm:

I'd love the baked brie so I vote for that one. Yum!

By Karen~admin on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 10:24 am:

Ditto Jewlz - please post your recipes on the recipe board!

By Chai~latte on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 02:16 pm:


I don't really have recipes for these, I was going to wing it!

For number one I just pulled a recipe for a Grand Marnier sauce off the internet and I was going to put some dried cranberries in the sauce, wrap the cheese in phylo put it in the oven and pour the sauce over. We usually do this with brown sugar or pure maple syrup but I thought the Grand Mariner sauce would be different.

Number two was just to cook the pasta put it in a zip lock bag with the cheese and olives marinate with a bottle of Italian salad dressing or a herb dressing and throw the tomatoes in at the end and then put onto sticks.

I ended up bringing number three which was just store bought.

Thanks for all your help.

If you really want the Grand Mariner sauce recipe here it is:

3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, strained
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
Slice butter into 1/4-inch slices. In a small saucepan, heat orange juice, sugar and orange rind, on low temperature stirring often for 5 minutes. Increase heat and bring to boil. The mixture will thicken and become syrupy. Whisk the mixture and add the butter, piece by piece. When thoroughly blended, remove from heat and stir in Grand Marnier. Serve immediately.

This would be great over crepes or ice cream as well.

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