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I'm helping out with a laid-back western themed dinner party next week and need help with ideas for appetizers. The hostess is serving sliders, corn on the cob, and baked beans, and asked me to take care of the appetizers....any ideas?
Pioneer Woman's Cowboy Nachos -- you could prep them ahead & bake when you get there:
I am in love with cowboy caviar dip!
Here's one recipe - there are tons of variations
This site may help, its aimed toward kids but can be modified
Birthday Theme Party Food:
Tip: have a good ol' barbeque and use cowboy hats or straw baskets with
a gingham napkin or bandanna to serve corn, potato chips, trail mix,
And now to the "real" stuff:
*Horse Feed (shreded lettuce)
*Barbeque chicken, beef, ribs etc.
*Haystacks (shoestring potatoes)
*Chili n' chips
*Weiner roast (hot dogs)
*Potato, Coleslaw and green salads
*Corn on the cob
*Roast foil-wrapped potatoes on an open fire (if you can have one)
*Mashed potatoes and gravy
*Watermelon (and you can have a watermelon seed spitting contest-this can be great fun!!)
Birthday Theme Party Drinks:
juice (Lemon-lime soda. When you're about to serve it add scoops of
lime sherbet and watch it bubble! You can also make green ice cubes
with green food coloring to add to the whole cactus effect.)
(Before the party, drop cherries in each ice cube slot and freeze.
Then, at the party, put one tablespoon of grenadine syrup into each
glass, drop a frozen ice cube, then pour cream soda over the ice and
watch a pinkish foamy drink appear).
Put up a bevarge outpost (could be your kitchen counter). You can call
it the Birthday Saloon. Have a dressed-up parent or sibling be the
saloon keeper and serve soda pop in tall mugs.
Birthday Theme Party Treats:
*Golden nuggets (chocolate ones)
*Bugs - chocolate covered raisins.
*Golden goblets (caramel popcorn)
*Smores (marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers)
*All kinds of potato chips (maybe with barbeque flavors) with salsa
*Rattlesnake eggs (jelly beans with spots on them)
*Jell-O Jigglers (cut with cookie cutters) in the shapes of cowboy hats, boots, horse shoes, ponies, etc.
Tip: You can put many of these treats in cowboy hats.
Chipotle shrimp cups
Chicken-chipolte nachos with cilantro
You could do a nice 7 layer type dip with chili, guac., sour cream, cheese and serve it in a cast iron skillet....but the tortilla chips around the rim of a straw or cowboy hat
Prep Time: 10 min.Chilling Time: 2 hrs.
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