It dawned on me when I was doing my party menu planning that some people might enjoy recipes and ideas. This party was weird because some people are vegetarians and a lot of them are men who like real food, so I found a good compromise. I don’t think anyone will go hungry. BTW, the white pizza dip is so popular that whenever I go to parties, people say "you're the pizza dip lady! Did you bring some?"
White Pizza Dip
1 envelope of Knorr’s herb and garlic pasta mix (in dried seasoning section near dried spaghetti mixes and dried chili mix packets)
½ lb (8 oz) sour cream ½ lb ricotta cheese (8 oz)
1 oz pepperoni chopped 1 c. shredded mozzarella
1 loaf of french bread or italian or baguette bread sliced
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all with ¾ c. mozzarella and sprinkle rest of mozzarella on top. Cook x 30 mins. Serve with bread dippers.
Build Your Own Nachos
Crockpots with melted velveeta in one, and heated chili with no beans in another. Basket of tortilla chips. Paper bowls. Little containers with sour cream, guacamole, green chilies, pickled banana peppers, diced tomatoes.
Dips and Dippers
Container of black bean dip, container of hummus
Carrot, celery, and grape tomato dippers, as well as baked pita dippers
Italian Lovers Pumpkin
Hollow out pumpkin, put ice inside and then a container that fits in the hole filled with marinara sauce.
Take chunks of pepperoni and fresh mozzarella and place on toothpicks and stick into the side of the pumpkin.
Dessert: Brownies, cookies on the drink table, along with Halloween candy scattered on the tables.
Although I’m serving white wine, port, water, sodas, and beers, I’m also making this punch:
Apple Pie Punch
Apple cider, spiced rum, and hot cinnamon schnapps to taste, floating slices of apple on top and a red vine straw in the cups. (I'm practical, so I figured if I had leftover rum and cinnamon schnapps, they could be used at Thanksgiving season for drinks)