Needing More Meat
Editors Note: Help out ES friend, belmontmedina, as she tries to figure out what to cook for her friend’s mom’s cocktail party. Seasonal ingredients may only apply.
I’m doing a cocktail party this Saturday for VT’s mom and about 15 people. He made Alton Brown’s avocado butter earlier this week, and has a ton leftover, so if there’s any way to incorporate that into the food, that would be great.
To make things even more complicated, I’m working until noon on Saturday, then have a cooking class at 4, and am going directly from the class to the party. Therefore, I need things that are either make ahead, or VT can do himself, which means “put in oven at 350 for 15 minutes, take out and don’t touch until I get there.”
We’re not doing anything sit down, just trays of stuff and putzing around his apartment. Here’s what I’ve been toying with so far:
2. Modified lamb cigars. Made these for Super Bowl and VT LOVED them. I use little phyllo cups and do chickpeas and spinach in one and lamb in another. Might be too labor intensive though.
3. Tomato-mozz skewers with basil. Super easy, and there are tomatoes at the Foggy Bottom market (at least there usually are, I’m going today to check it out).
VT wants something else meaty and I think we need one more veg app.