New Years Eve 2010 {appetizers}

It’s almost here.  New Years Eve 2010!  The years end.  What do you have planned for New Years Eve?  Do you have any New Years Eve Traditions?

Whether your going to a party or staying at home, you may want to start planning your appetizers.

24/7  MOMS is on it.

They have a few ideas that look kid friendly too.  I found Trisha through one of my BFFs Valerie. Val occasionally helps her out with her weekly podcasts. They have one every Tuesday.  My friend Valerie who was also a past feature is the queen of traditions and setting a table.

New Years Eve Appetizers

I love these ideas.  You could use them for other times of the year too, not just for New Years Eve.  I love that they are EASY and quick!  I don’t know about you, but I’m not the best cook in the world, so if I can make something yummy to share with friends, I’m happy…….and so are they.

All these recipes are on her site.

Olive Cheese Balls!


The Salami Thing

This name cracks me up.  It also looks like something my mother used to make, but she would make it with that thin processed deli meat in a package……I think we called them Processed Fake Meat Things.  :)  Seriously……if you smear cream cheese on just about anything… will taste good.  My mom would add pineapple to the cream cheese, which I thought she may as well name it vomit…….but now that I’m an adult with a much more refined palette…….I like pineapple mixed with cream cheese.  Who knew? My son loves Salami and he loves cream cheese……I may have to make these.

Lil’ Smokies

The tried and true appetizer for all events………it’s a must in our couples bunco group.

Who doesn’t love lil’ smokies? They’re like mini pigs in a blanket.  Oh how I love thee……..

Head on over to 24/7 Mom’s to see the full recipes and all her other articles.

What are your plans?  Do you have a favorite appetizer?


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  1. Gramma Teetsie says

    Pigs in a blanket? They look a little weird but are delicious. My Dad used to think pickled herring (not sure of the spelling so please excuse that) eaten at midnight would bring you prosperity and health in the New Year. Could not even stand the smell or sight of it and maybe that is why I am poor and getting old. So I (if I have people over) just stick to chips and dips, meatballs, salads etc.
    now to you and all your followers: A Very HAPPY NEW YEAR and may you all be healthy and rich. Even if you don’t eat pickled herring.

  2. Arlene says

    Kim, thanks so much for all the “sharing” you do. Great ideas!! We’ll be spending New Year’s Eve with friends – going to dinner, back to a friend’s home to watch a great movie entitled “Star of Bethlehem” and then pigging out on decadent desserts as we ring in the new year. Arlene from My blog will feature new hats for 2011.

  3. EFY says

    Some fun ideas…not sure my family would go for the olive cheese balls… I love to put meatballs in a crock pot with BBQ sauce and the crowds always love them. Blessings!

  4. Kate says

    One of our favorite family appetizers are “GLT’S”….Great Little Tomatos! Cut the very top half off a little tomato and scoop the insides out with a spoon. Mix Hormel Bacon Bits with Mayo and stuff into tomato. Top with fine shredded lettuce. They taste just like mini BLT ‘s. Never will I forget the day my Aunt Gail made these and we were all so impressed and in trying to come up with a neat name my cousin Mike said GLT ‘ s we all looked at him dumb founded when he said Great Little Tomatos! I treasure this because he has now passed on and each time I whip these up I thank him for this wonderful memory. So again, Thanks Micheal! -Kate Sullivan

  5. Tamara Henry says

    ooh! have you had the little tiniest gherkins wrapped in cream cheese and salami? to die for!!! seriously, you gotta try it.

  6. says

    For New Years Day I’ll make won-tons… everyone loves them. For New Years Eve I’ll make spinach dip, a 7 layer mexican dip, little smokies with bbq sauce… and a few more things. We’ll have the left over Eve stuff the day of too.

  7. Anne says

    The Salami Thing, do you put anything inside before you wrap it up? I would place a green onion in there and wrap it up and cut them into 3/4 inch sections. The perfect size to pop into your mouth! YUM!!!

  8. Arlene says

    Aunt Vi’s Pimento Spread
    8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened (any other cheese pales in taste. I’ve tried!)
    8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
    1 small onion, diced very finely (optional)
    Small jar pimentos, including liquid
    Mix together
    Serve with your favorite crackers – I use Wheat Thins

    My grandsons love grilled cheese sandwiches made with this spread.

  9. Hollie says

    Fun ideas! I was feeling burned out after Christmas, so thanks for the lift.
    One of our family favorites is a cheese dip, baked in a hallowed out loaf of bread.
    Happy New Year!

  10. says

    We always have some type of cheeseball, and then I try a few new recipes. This year I’m thinking of doing chocolate fondue. :)