I don't do much in the way of appetizers for holidays, however, there are few appetizers that make an appearance during the holidays.
First one is the good ol' fresh veggie tray! I don't purchase the ones that are already made up waiting for you in the produce section of the grocery store. I go to Aldi or Save A Lot and get a variety of fresh veggies and cut them up onto a tray. Then for dip, since I get TWO huge bottles of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing from Sam's on a regular basis, I pour some of the dressing into a bowl to go along with the veggies.
Second one is a fruit tray. Whenever I do up a fruit tray it seems that my picky eater kids will find it quite amusing to see how much fruit they can eat off the tray! Now don't think I am complaining but why do kids do that?? Why will they not eat the fruit at any other time other than if I make a pretty tray of various fruits!?!
Third one is bbq smokies. I love stocking up on these little smokies when they are on sale around the holidays! They make for a quick(or oh crap I totally forgot about the party!) appetizer!
I put two packages of the lil' smokies in my crockpot along with a bottle of Baby Ray's Honey BBQ sauce(there isn't a better tasting sauce!) and let them simmer for 4-5 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high. I have also done this with the rope type sausage....cut up into "coins" and dump them in with the BBQ sauce in the crockpot!
All three of these are easy and quick to do and you don't have to stress over whether they will get eaten or not!
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