Dec 21, 2011
One of the keys to entertaining with ease is to be efficient. You can avoid some of the last-minute rush by choosing appetizers for your event that you can make ahead of time.
Dips are a good option because they usually benefit from being made in advance--their flavours marry better and get bolder over time. Dishes like Stefano's Mini Barbecued Calzones can be fully baked in advance and reheated before the guests arrive. Mini Chicken Pot Pies can be made weeks ahead of time and frozen just like the calzones--their crusts will crisp up again in the oven.
Make any of these appetizers ahead of time and you'll have more time to prepare for your guests--or to simply enjoy your time with them!
Lime-Flavoured Tortilla Chips
Hummus with Roasted Garlic
Warm Mixed Olives with Orange and Rosemary
Mini Barbequed Calzones
Endive with Smoked Salmon and Dill
Prosciutto-Wrapped Potato Bites
Mini Chicken Pot Pies