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More Mother’s Day Munchies

02 Jul
More Mother’s Day Munchies

After sharing the story of the Mother’s Day / Retirement party we had for my mother, I felt like I left people hanging without all of the good stuff.

So, I am going to share some of the other family favorites that were served that day! These hors d’oeuvres are not fancy, but they are delicious!

Cocktail Shrimp

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dash Tabasco sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, cooked and peeled

Combine ketchup, chili sauce, lemon juice, Tabasco, horseradish, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill. Place softened cream cheese on a platter or bowl and cover with the chilled sauce. Arrange shrimp around the edge of the dish.

~This was made by my 2nd oldest brother ~

This recipe was given to my mother by her  brother and we have made it dozens of times and it is always a big hit! *Word of caution: please be careful about cross contamination of shrimp, shellfish, or other seafood if you have family members who are allergic! Always warn those family members of the ingredients in your dishes.* Although this sounds like common sense, in my family it has caused at least one (or 2) trips to the ER!

shrimp cocktail

Seven-Layer Dip

  • 1 16-ounce can refried beans
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • Tabasco sauce (to taste)
  • 1 12-ounce carton sour cream
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
  • 1 small can diced black olives
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato, diced

Combine beans, taco seasoning, and Tabasco. Make a 1” thick layer of the bean mixture on a platter. Ice the bean layer with sour cream. Cover that layer with chiles, then olives, cheese, and lettuce. Garnish the top with tomatoes. Serve with tortilla chips.

~ This was made by my oldest brother and his wife~

There are some optional ingredients that can be added, which may change the number of layers! If you want to add all of them for a 10 or more layer dip, please do! I’ve had it with chopped ham, browned and drained ground beef, avocadoes or guacamole, green onions, chopped red or white onion, jalapenos, and even crumbled bacon.

7 layer dip

Taco Pinwheels

  • 1 package flour tortillas
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ package taco seasoning
  • Tabasco to taste
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped black olives
  • 2 Tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • ½ can chopped green chiles

Combine cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning and Tabasco. Mix until smooth. Add cheese, olives, green onion, and chiles and mix thoroughly. Spread the cream cheese mixture over tortillas, leaving about ¼” uncovered. Roll up each tortilla. Slice into ½” pieces and refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be served with toothpicks (for a group that isn’t your family!).

~This was made by my oldest daughter~

taco pinwheels

The next time you’re getting ready to host a get together and you need some quick, tasty, and fun recipes (I was going to say ‘killer’, but that hits too close to home for one of my brothers) give one or all of these a try.

Heck, if you don’t know what to take to your upcoming summer party (4th of July is just around the corner) now you’ve got some ideas!

 

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2 Comments

Posted by on July 2, 2015 in recipe

 

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2 responses to “More Mother’s Day Munchies

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    July 3, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I love pinwheels! And I can eat those!

     
    • ortsofsorts

      July 4, 2015 at 6:43 am

      Yay!!!!! It can be hard to find great vegetarian munchies!

       

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