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Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Entertaining-Healthy & Fun Ideas

New Year’s Entertaining – Healthy & Fun Ideas                                                           
New Year’s and entertaining go hand-in-hand. Here are some healthy ideas that are also fun.

Dipping Oils- With the great variety of breads available offer a choice of dipping oils. Prepare dipping oils by mixing extra virgin olive oil with basil, garlic, oregano and other spices and herbs.
Bread Bowls - Frozen bread dough can be used as a time saver to make bread bowls. Once the bread is baked, carve out the center and serve with soup, chili or stew. Great serving bowl as friends and family gather to watch bowl games.
Sandwiches – Leftover meat from holiday celebrations makes a great start for sandwiches. Layer the meat on a hearty multi-grain bread. Add Wisconsin produced cheese. Cranberry chutney and turkey are a great pairing. Grilled cheese sandwiches are the rage so try some unique pairings.
Toasties – Make little toasties. In a small bowl combine 1 cup assorted chopped tomatoes ( red and yellow provide color); 1 clove minced garlic; 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced; 3 thinly sliced basil leaves; salt and pepper. Combine ingredients. Top toasted Italian bread with this mixture.
Brie Bites – Slice Brie into ¼ inch pieces and place on sesame cracker. Spoon 1 teaspoon hot pepper jam or jelly and chopped roasted almonds and pint of julienned green onions.

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