Saturday, October 26, 2013

During the Party!

Now then the key is timing. These ideas are all designed to be made or assembled ahead of time or at the latest the night before.

Set up the kitchen so that you can get a helper to handle refilling the cool stuff from a different side and not get in your way at the “Warming” side.

The krudites can go out first and don’t require much tending.

The “mummies” can be made up on a plate and covered with plastic in refrigerator until shortly before the party – then each placed on baking tray and slid into oven.

Keep baking trays (the kind with ½ inch sides so stuff doesn’t slide off) lined with foil

Have oven at 375 degrees. This will take care of all the heating you will need.

Pour the party mixes (in about a third at a time) into the trays to heat up, before pouring in to serving bowls.

While you are at it, do the same with the potato chips, don't leave them in oven for long, just long enough so that your guests get warm chips!

Then put in the two baking dishes with each of the types of wings to heat through. (these will take about 20 to 25 minutes. So give them time you don't want them to go out cold)

While they heat: spoon the different meats onto the rye squares and slide them in one tray at a time. They do not have to be under a broiler. Just leave about 7 – 10 minutes to heat through and melt cheese. fix two or three trays of these and leave them covered in plastic on counter (they wont go bad in the hour or so they wait to each get warmed and served). Heat one tray at time so that they stay refreshed and warm.

By the way it does not take much practice to walk over, remove the plastic and slide it in the oven while carrying on a conversation and being a good host. If you act like you have been doing it all of your life, that's just what it will look like!

Don't try to assemble the big tray of wings until the party is going. Put out the dipping sauces on a counter, wipe off the big tray again, take out the two baking dishes and with tongs fill each half. You might even want to print up a label asking: “Do You Feel like a Sweet Boy or a Nasty Boy?”

Above all HAVE FUN! Nobody is going to die – You are not going to explode the building into rubble. These are your friends, enjoy them. What's not to enjoy about smiles and good food?

Hope that You have a safe and sane Halloween where ever you find your selves.

Serving my Master Indy

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil,
comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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