I totally had to look up how to spell hors d'oeuvres (did I get it right?). My dad calls them "ordy-orves". HA!
After throwing Layla's party on Sunday, I thought I would post some of my favorite appetizers/hors d'oeuvres just in case you needed ideas. They are pretty basic, nothing earth shattering but sometimes someone will post an idea like this on a blog and I will think "oh, why didn't I ever think of that?". Then Amanda posted that she needed ideas for Thanksgiving since she's hosting her very first Thanksgiving (yay, Amanda!) so I thought I should definitely post this.
First are my "famous" tortilla roll-ups. Everyone always requests that I make these. These are turkey, cheddar, bacon ranch and salami, mozzarella, cream cheese mixed with dry Italian dressing seasoning. You can make these with just about anything. They are so easy and so yummy. If you want instructions, please comment and I will post the instructions.
Next is a very simple dip that I came up with one time when I had to take a snack to a friend's house. I didn't feel like going to the store so I used what I had at home. The first time I made this I actually made tortilla roll-ups out of it. Now when I make it we just use it as a dip. It's SO simple and I'm sure I'm not the first to think of this. haha! All you do is soften a block of cream cheese, add a small jar of salsa to it and whip it up with your mixer. We like ours best with Ritz crackers but it's also good with tortilla chips. To make it look pretty you can add green olives or jalapenos to the top. Everyone always chows down on this when I make it, they ask what it is and I laugh because it's so easy.
This one is a no-brainer. I almost always serve veggies and dip or if you want to be fancy call it crudite. :) It's easy and yummy and it looks pretty on the table.
And lastly, we have fruit with dip. Normally I make fruit dip with marshmallow fluff and cream cheese. And it is SO good. It is sinful. I could eat it with a spoon. Regina doesn't like marshmallow fluff though so we made this dip instead. It's vanilla yogurt and Cool Whip. I think it's just as good, maybe not as sweet but it's definitely healthier. We also used light yogurt and light Cool Whip to make it even more healthy. All you do is thaw the Cool Whip and mix it with the yogurt. We served it with apples, grapes and bananas. I liked it best with grapes. I was told it was delicious with bananas but I don't like bananas so I didn't try it.
So there you have it, some of my favorite easy appetizers.
I am linking up with Amanda at Serenity Now.
And linking up with Jen's Tasty Tuesday party.