Thursday, December 18, 2014

Party Food

Oops!! 100 Posts was actually today.  I had two old draft posts that I hadn't published that were contributing to the total count.   Sorry about that, but milestone reached just the same! 

I wanted to share some recipes from our party last weekend.  Not that anyone was begging me for recipes at our party, but they were all very easy, so I thought I would share.

First of all, go to M and M Meats and buy the Oriental Pack; it is a crowd pleaser!  Sausage rolls are also a favourite, but the Oriental Pack was miles ahead.

Oat Cakes and Shrimp Butter

Shrimp Butter
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp butter, softened
4 tbsp mayonnaise
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp minced onion
dash of salt
1 small can of shrimp (or about 5-10 larger cooked shrimp, chopped into small pieces)
Blend together all ingredients except shrimp.  Stir in shrimp.
Oat Cakes
3 cups quick oats
3 cups white pastry flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups lard
ice water
Combine dry ingredients. Work lard into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry cutter until crumbly.  Add ice water, a little at a time, until of a consistency that can be rolled out.  Divided dough into three pieces.
Roll out each piece on floured board so it is thin. Cut into rounds.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. 
(Oat cakes also go with cream cheese and red pepper jelly, or a piece of cheese, or by themselves).
Vegetable Dip
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (not light, not Miracle Whip)
1 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp curry powder
Dash tobacco
Dash salt and pepper
Combine all and serve with vegetables.  It's so easy to make your own dip.
Sugar Cookies
3/4 cups butter, softened
3/4 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp salt
Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl.  Add egg and vanilla.  Beat together.
Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Stir into butter mixture. 
Roll out into 1/8 inch on lightly floured surface.  Cut into shapes.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
I usually decorate them with icing and sprinkles but this time I left them plain.  They are still tasty on their own.


1 comment:

  1. These are all really tasty! The oat cakes and shrimp butter recipes make lots so I will freeze half of both and they are still good for another time you feel like an instant party!