(With a clean kitchen and calm hosts)
No one wants their guests to leave the party hungry. This suggested list provides a nice mix of heavy appetizers and treats that will give you time to have a glass of wine and relax while you throw the last few appetizers into the oven.
|Beyond the Glass:
Bourbon Recipes From Horse Country
|Kentucky Spirited Treasures:
Bourbon, Wine, ‘Shine
Two weeks before the party
|Bourbon Balls||Kentucky Crunch|
|Bourbon Turtles||Mushroom Swirls* (freeze)|
|Chocolate Cherry Truffles|
Two days before the party
|Yule Log or Bourbon Ball Cake||Lemon Spirit Squares|
|Smokey Bacon Pimento Cheese|
One day before the party
|Bourbon Bacon Meatballs**||Hot Chicken Gruyere ***|
|Bread Pudding (Chocolate Croissant or Apple Walnut)||Bread Pudding (Tiramisu or Turtle)|
Day of the party
|Fresh Fruit Dip with Strawberries and Pineapple Bites||Moonshine Chicken Bites|
|Baked Brie||Maple Bacon Bites|
|Eggnog – or||Peach Bourbon Slushes (slush prepared two days before)|
*Mushroom Swirls – these are prepared and frozen. On the day of the party, they are cut like slice and bake cookies and finished about 20 minutes before guests arrive.
**The meatballs are made and stored in the refrigerator until about 90 minutes before guests arrive. They can be heated (and served if desired) in a crockpot. Stir often to heat through.
*** Make this and store in the refrigerator (reserve the crackers and bacon until ready to bake). Put in the oven about 30 minutes before guests arrive in the same oven at the moonshine chicken bites and bake brie)
Serve and Enjoy your guests!!