I texted them the other day to ask what they wanted me to cook this year- we always have apps! - and I got the same ol' song: "Don't go out of your way!" "Don't make a whole lot!" "We'll pitch in and bring something, too." Blah, blah, blah! I wanted IDEAS, peeps! Remember this veggie and cheese tree from last year? Minus the cheese star, of course!
I was so proud of myself for knocking that one out of the park! The only thing I'll care to mention is don't poke your toothpicks so far into the styrofoam! Here was my inspiration!
So anyway! I'm not planning any fireworks this year, but I did want to try some new recipes because who better to try new recipes on than your BFFs, right?
Let's just say they're suckers for shrimp! Y'all know I'm not a shrimp person, but I usually serve them anyway out of love. I wanted to try something like this for our night in.
Chili Lime Baked Shrimp Cups. Yummy, right? And as much as I love cooking with won-ton wraps, I think I'm just gonna stick to the easy, peasy steamed shrimp at my local grocery. However...I saw THIS recipe for dipping sauces and I totally think this may be something I try this year! What do you think?
But where do I find a 227 g container of artichoke dip? Does that even exist?
Something I am most definitely trying are these Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs! I'm tried of just throwing frozen meatballs in the crockpot with some Sweet Baby Ray's. I really want to try a new meatball recipe, so this is the one! Canned cranberry! Who knew?
And last but not least, I'm trying this Christmas Cookie Dough Recipe! The Chocolate Brownie Dip recipe I tried with the girls over the summer was a huge hit, so I thought I might try this one for the holiday season!
Of course there will be plenty of red velvet cake balls, party rolls, mini cupcakes, and spinach dip! Because these are a few of my favorite things!
Y'all have a wonderful weekend! The last weekend before Christmas!
P.S. Remind me to tell y'all next week how I nearly died today!