||There are many ways to start a meal, depending on what you're serving and who you're serving. But appetizers, salads or soups will always get you off to a good start. If you come out swinging and knock 'em cold in the first round, you're sure to get raves by surpassing yourself in the second and third.|
Dips and cold snacks can be very handy when you're having guests and need a few minutes in the kitchen to add the final touches to the main attraction. Or if you're serving cocktails or wine before the meal, it's nice to have something to snack on.
Salads are always acceptable. And their varieties are virtually endless.
Soups are great too. Try a cold soup for a summer meal. Or for an important dinner party, you might want to serve one of each. But no matter what you choose, always consider how well your selection will complement what follows. For instance, if the main course calls for mushrooms and you have a few left over, toss them in your salad.
Here are some recipes that we think taste great. And when you add your ideas, they'll taste even better. Bon appétit!
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Braunschweiger Onion Special: Blend one 8 or 10 ounce package of Braunschweiger, 1 cup of sour cream, 1 envelope of onion soup mix, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce a dash of Tabasco sauce.
Garlic Cheese Dip: Soften two 3 ounce packages of cream cheese. Blend in 2 cups of sour cream. Add 1 package of garlic cheese salad dressing mix, a dash of Tabasco, beat until smooth.
Dress Up Frozen Vegetables: For a really easy appetizer salad, marinate a selection of frozen vegetables in Parmesan Pepper dressing for 30 to 40 minutes, then toss with crisp greens, chopped apples, or shredded carrots. The vegetables will marinate as they thaw. Best choices are frozen green beans, peas, carrots, and cauliflower and broccoli florets.
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