Appetizer or beverage...
I have been invited to an inauguration party (not a fancy one in DC, a local one thrown by a fellow campaign volunteer), and it's from 5-7pm today. The invitation was via email and asked for regrets only. It said bring an appetizer or beverage.
What exactly should I bring? I am totally lacking in cookery skills, by the way, so suggestions for a bottle of wine or something else maybe? I'd like to make a good impression but I don't have a lot of money, and I have to work today so also don't have a lot of time.
Thanks, tasteful friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/21/2013|
A nice bottle of Chilean wine will set you back maybe 10 bucks. Go get some pre-made hummus and some pita. Cut the pita into triangles and put the hummus into your own bowl, never take in the store plastic container. Problem solved.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/21/2013|
Mix and serve in a punch bowl
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/21/2013|
Any suggestions on which particular Chilean wine, R1?
And thanks Mom, I mean R2, for your suggestion as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/21/2013|
A Red Dragon cheese plate sounds lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/21/2013|
Bring Kleenex because we will be crying for the next four years.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/21/2013|
Depends on what Chilean wine your local store carries...ask the folks in the store.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/21/2013|
Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top of the hummus
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/21/2013|
Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top of the hummus and add a dash of cinnamon... fake Baba ghanoush for a fake event. On the top of wine, get something thick and sweet in a box. Enjoy!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/21/2013|
Whatever you do don't add cinnamon, cumin maybe.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/21/2013|
No to the cumin, try toasted pine nuts
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/21/2013|
Gawd, get a couple bags of interesting chips and a couple bottles of something fun, it's not rocket science.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/21/2013|
Cumin fine, olive oil fine, pine nuts (expensive but great) cinnamon, fucking disgusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/21/2013|
NOT Ring-dings and Pepsi.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/21/2013|
Chips in a bag and no more party invites ever.
Cheap trash brings chips. What is next? Dip in a can?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/21/2013|
No time for making appetizer. Just got off work and rushing to the party now. I'll stop by and just ask for a nice Chilean at about $10 and then bring two. Hope that works out okay. Thanks for helpful suggestions and also the funny ones.
Even with the Beyonce connection, R13, I wouldn't bring Ring-Dings and Pepsi.
Thanks also for the laughs.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/21/2013|
Pabst Blue Ribbon and Chee-tos.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/21/2013|
OP, how old are you that buying a bottle of wine or picking up a simple snack to share required soliciting help from the Internet? Is this your first time getting a grown-up invitation? Does Mommy usually arrange all your playdates?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/21/2013|
Party went well. So glad I didn't bring an appetizer because nothing I could have concocted would have measured up to the good ones, and I didn't want to be in the leftover Hall of Shame along with the ham and cream cheese cubes.
Nobody paid much attention to what wine I had, and there were so many bottles there that they probably have no idea who brought what. There were people there from a wide range of financial means and social statuses, so I'm sure I didn't bring the cheapest thing. Whew.
In case anyone is wondering, I took a 2010 Handcraft Pinot Noir.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/21/2013|
[quote] I took a 2010 Handcraft Pinot Noir.
Light cherry, insipid wine. People love it with turkey.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/21/2013|
...glad it was fun, though!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/21/2013|