to the boards
beyond chips and
there are plenty of perfectly edible, ready-to-eat, no-prep munchies
available at any supermarket. After all, thereís nothing easier than
grabbing a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of pre-made salsa -- and on
those evenings when itís just you and your roommate playing couch
potato in front of the TV, store-bought snacks are a totally sensible
solution. Crispy potato chips, crunchy pretzels, and my current snack
obsession, the delightfully-named Pirateís Booty, are fine to nibble
on when you need a quick fix, but on those occasions where youíve
actually taken the trouble to invite friends to spend time at your
humble abode, itís nice to offer something just a tad more homemade.
These easy-to-prepare appetizers are perfect for movie nights, game
nights, that Superbowl gathering youíre hosting this Sunday perhaps
Ė in short, just about any casual gathering where a good spread of
hearty snacks is more appropriate than a full meal.
with pita bread
salsa with chips
one or two days before:
o Shop for ingredients. Don't
forget tortilla chips and pita bread to go along with your
fabulous homemade dips. Stock up on beverages and napkins.
o Marinate the wings.
o Make the salsa.
o Turn the teriyaki wings in
o Scrub the sweet potatoes.
o Make the avocado dip. Pop in
one of the cleaned pits to help retain the green color. Wrap
tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
one hour before guests arrive:
o Preheat the oven to 425F.
o Cut the sweet potato wedges.
o Set out the salsa and chips.
o Cut the pita into wedges.
10 min before party time
o Bake the wings and potato
o Set out the avocado dip.
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