Back to School party-what to bring??

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  1. Jem

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    Just found out today we have a back to school party at someone's house tomorrow afternoon, and there is a sign up sheet for what you are going to bring. It's 7pm. The party is tomorrow at 4:30. I have no energy to cook. I joked I would bring frozen pizza if they pre heated the oven, but seriously-what do I bring without looking like I'm totally inept??
     
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  3. czacza

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    Cheese and crackers
    Pita chips and hummus
    Something yummy from the bakery
    A bottle of wine
     
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    Dish with sliced up veggies and dip. Hummus is nicer than ranch. Frozen meatballs with an Asian-inspired dipping sauce are often a big hit too. Really, appetizers are the easiest IMO and easy to pull off when you don't really want to cook. Pasta salad and fruit salad are easy too.
     
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    cheese curds
    sausage
    watermelon
    bowl of grapes
     
  6. HorseLover

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    You could order a catering tray from a place that sell subs
     
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    I'm a little late to this, but could you swing by the store on your way there and pick up ice cream sandwiches or bars?
     
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    Chips and dip...

    Rabbit send me some cheese curds!!! I love them!!! We had some here, but they didn't squeak like the ones in WI do!!!
     
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    Throw chicken breasts in the crockpot before bed with broth or water. Let them cook all night. Shred it in the morning and throw on a bottle of bbq sauce.
     
  10. Jem

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    So I found out today I didn't read for information, and the party is next week. :) I'll be using these ideas when I go shopping this weekend.
     
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    Ooh..we do the bbq meatballs with the grape jelly or Hawaiian meatballs!!!
     
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    We should be posting recipes with this thread.
    Hawaiian meatballs?
    I vote for cheese and crackers or watermelon.
     
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    When I don't have the energy to cook, and I still want to bring something nice, I go to a bakery and get a nice desert. It is always a hit.
     
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    Mary...meatballs slow cooked with pineapple...mmmmm....
     
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    BBQ meatballs are one of my go-tos, but I will have to try this Hawaiian meatball idea.
     
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    Layer these FOUR ingredients in a 10 X 13 pan and serve with tostada chips (I like Scoops):

    2 cans refried beans
    1 lg. container sour cream
    1 jar salsa
    1 lg. bag shredded cheese

    Easy and fast, and TRUST me- people ask me to bring this all the time!

    Another quickie that gets rave reviews-

    Line the bottom of a 10 X 13 pan with vanilla wafers, on top of that slice two bananas. Finally, whisk together 3 pkgs. vanilla instant pudding and 6 cups milk and pour it over the wafers and bananas (if any of them float to the top, just push them back down). After that, line the edges of the pan with vanilla wafers and crush some to sprinkle on the top.

    Looks and tastes like old-fashioned banana pudding, but SO easy and SO cheap!!
     
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    Sauce:

    2 Tbls cornstarch
    ½ c brown sugar (packed)
    1- 20 oz can pineapple tidbits or crushed (drained, reserve juice)
    1/3 c vinegar
    1 Tbls soy sauce
    1/3 c chopped green pepper

    Mix cornstarch and sugar; stir in juice, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth.
    Cook, stirring constantly until think and boils. Boil for 1 minute


    I usually make a double batch of the sauce for the meatballs.


    This is what my mom uses..we use it minus the pepper...I don't like peppers.
     
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    Reminded me of this that I make. It is better if you let it sit for a nite... the grahams soften...
    Easy Éclair Dessert
    27 whole graham crackers, halved ( I just fill the layer..usually takes a whole box.)
    3 cups cold milk
    2 packages (4 serving size) JELLO Vanilla Flavor Instant pudding (I used Cheesecake & White Chocolate)
    1 tub (12oz) Cool Whip topping, thawed
    1 container (16oz) ready to spread chocolate fudge frosting
    Strawberries

    Arrange 1/3 of the crackers on bottom of 13x9 inch baking pan, breaking cracker to fit if necessary. (I just arrange & just use however many to fill a layer.)

    Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 mins. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread ½ of the pudding mixture over crackers. Place ½ of the remaining crackers over pudding; top with remaining pudding mixture & crackers.

    Remove top & foil from frosting container. Microwave frosting in container on HIGH 1 min or until pourable. Spread evenly over crackers.

    Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cut into squares to serve. Garnish with strawberries. (I've never garnished with strawberries... we just eat it)
     
  20. czacza

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    I always find desert a bit gritty and dry.:D
     
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    Ah. Someone went there. :rolleyes:
     

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