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New Year Party Foods – Easy and Delicious

I will contribute to your party planning by sharing some of our family’s favorite recipes you might like to try out.

You can also visit my Pinterest boards with Party foods or Party ideas, for new inspirations:

Mahi Mahi in Veggie Casserole – European Recipe

Mahi Mahi is already a mild tasting fish, but the veggie vinaigrette seasons it further, masking the fish taste.

This dish may be served hot as a meal, or at room temperature as an appetizer. For best results, serve it the next day, so all the flavors have time to absorb and marry.

Marinated Mushrooms – Recipe

Ukrainians looooove mushrooms. They incorporate mushrooms into numerous everyday recipes, but especially for their Christmas Eve 12-course meatless meal.

Traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve menu will include mushrooms in Mushroom soup, varenyky filling (pierogi), Holubtsi filling (Cabbage Rolls), Vooshka filling (dumplings that accompany Ukrainian Christmas Borscht), mushroom gravy (referred to as, Machka, in some households), mushrooms with cabbage, and of course marinated mushrooms.

Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Spread

If you like to host parties, and include cheese spreads on your menu, you will definitely want to add the Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Spread to your recipe collection.

My daughter shared this recipe with me, and it always is a great hit at our parties.
If you are lucky enough to have any leftover, you may store it in an airtight container for several days.

Ukrainian Kanapky – Open Face Sandwiches

These open-face sandwiches, which we call “Kanapky”, better known to my children as “church sandwiches” (since they always enjoyed them at a church bake sale), are very presentable on a party table, and extremely tasty.

You can use the full slice of bread, for a filling kanapka, but for parties I prefer to cut each slice of bread in half, or even into thirds as for tea party kind of appetizers.  Then you use the other ingredients in proportion to your bread size.

They are so delicious…almost addictive… and you will not just have one…I assure you of that.