Last weekend, I had the opportunity to help provide some food for a wedding going on at church - I was so happy to be able to help and had fun making it special!
The goal was to provide food that would not be messy! So, I went with mini foods that could be popped in your mouth!
Here's what I fixed:
Basil Cheese Triangles (recipe below)
Mini Quiche Lorraine (recipe below)
Mini Cheese Balls and crackers (I used a 1/2 teaspoon to scoop out the cheese and rolled each little bit in chopped nuts)
Veggies and dip
Fruit and dip
Mini Maple Oat Scones; courtesy of The Farm Chicks
Nanny's Tea Punch (recipe below)
Basil Cheese Triangles (Betty Crocker cookbook)
8 oz. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 egg, beaten
1/2 Tbsp. dried basil leaves
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/2 of a 16 oz. package frozen phyllo sheets, thawed
2 Tbsp. margarine or butter, melted
Combine cheese, egg, basil and white pepper. Cut stack of phyllo sheets lengthwise into thirds. Keep covered while assembling.
For each triangle, use two strips of phyllo. Place one heaping teaspoon cheese mixture on one end and fold into a triangle (think of flag folding and you'll have this!). Place on greased cookie sheet.
Brush tops with melted butter. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve warm. Makes 3 dozen triangles.
Quiche Lorraine (Betty Crocker cookbook)
Note: I made half of this recipe and it made two dozen mini quiche. I purchased mini phyllo crusts already made at Wal-Mart - they came in a box of 15. After that, I just poured the quiche mixture directly into the mini muffin pan and that worked fine too.
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese (I used Mexican blend cheese)
1/3 c. chopped onion (I used a Tbsp. or so of minced)
4 large eggs
2 c. whipping (heavy) cream (I used mostly cream left from the scones, but filled it the rest of the way with evaporated milk)
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together and pour into crust. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 and bake an additional 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. For the mini quiche, they will not take nearly all of that extra 30 minutes - I think mine were done in 10 or less.
Nanny's Tea Punch (courtesy of my friend, Melissa ~ she remembers her Nanny making this yummy punch every time she came to visit! It is delicious!)
Boil 2 quarts of water. Add 8 regular tea bags (I used three family size since that was what I had) and steep for about ten minutes.
Stir in 2 c. sugar. Add 6 oz. frozen lemonade and 6 oz. frozen orange juice. Add enough water to make one gallon - chill thoroughly!
** I froze some of the punch with a few mint leaves in an ice ring mold and dropped that down in the jar to help keep it cold!