2 Easier-Than-Ever Holiday Appetizers December 18, 2017

by Eat

Appetizer meal kits have OFFICIALLY hit the menu. Order them for next week to wow any holiday party crowd without breaking a sweat.

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The hustle-bustle of the season is upon us, and that means festive celebrations are merrily in store. There are a few must-haves at a holiday party, starting with irresistible cocktails (and mocktails). But today, we’re talking about crave-worthy appetizers that’ll please the crowd without stressing out the cook.

Our chefs thought it was about time we shopped, planned, and delivered for more than your typical dinner table. That’s how we wound up creating meal kits to make it easy for you to whip up delicious apps. If you got on board with our hit Apple Cranberry Stuffing side dish for Thanksgiving, you know just what we’re talking about.

Pre-measured ingredients + a simple appetizer recipe. Delivered to your doorstep, just like you expect from us each week.

So, pick which one you’re craving most and let us handle the annoying parts. Because who doesn’t need a little extra time for themselves around the holidays?

1. Creamy Shrimp Bruschetta with Monterey Jack Cheese on Baguette Toasts

Serves 6-8

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It’s time for a New Year’s toast! Bruschetta toasts, that is: these hors d’oeuvres deliver crowd-pleasing flavors in a festive package. The shrimp topping features cream cheese, scallions, and smoked paprika, which is dolloped onto warm baguette slices and given a sprinkling of melty cheese. There’s enough to serve about six guests—perfect for a cozy gathering. Plus, these can be made in about 20 minutes. That leaves you plenty of time to schmooze with your guests.

2. Pork Wonton Money Bags Plus Grapefruit Mimosa Cocktails with Ginger Syrup

Dumplings serve 10. Ginger-grapefruit cocktail syrup serves 5.

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Dumplings are a traditional New Year’s food in Asian countries because their pouch-like shape symbolizes prosperity and luck (like a money bag). And we think they might just bring you luck at your holiday gathering, too. This recipe makes about 40 pork-filled wonton parcels (plus a sweet apricot dipping sauce)—enough to feed all of your party pals.

We’re also sending the ingredients for a ginger-grapefruit syrup, which serves as the base for a cocktail. Just grab your own bottle of sparkling wine and let the celebrations begin!

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Order one or both of these crowd-pleasers for next week. And if easy holiday appetizers don’t fit into your schedule, we’re willing to bet this Truffled Penne Pasta with Mint, Pancetta, and Peas does.

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