Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Festive Finds 2011: My Top 5 Party Foods!

I love party food! So much so that myself and @ultimatecoddy sometimes buy salt & vinegar swirls, cheese puffs, chocolate fingers and breadsticks just for a lazy night in (probably more than we should...)

We've all seen those Iceland adverts... yum!

Anyway, picking at food over drinks with friends is a great way to celebrate the festive season and, as a girl who loves her food, I have picked out my Top 5 varieties for those seasonal parties!

Although technically not a 'crisp', you can't beat a tub of pringles at Christmas - my mum usually buys three flavours that we demolish over the period from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day. At this time of year, Pringles have some fab flavours, such as Thai sweet Chilli, Curry and Texas BBQ, but you can't beat the original flavours. Then you also have the option of salt and vinegar swirls, bacon rashers, onion rings, potato rings and cheesy puffs - and the supermarket varieties are so cheap, bargain!

Anyone for a sausage roll?
It is only over the past year or so that I have ventured into foreign foods, other than chicken fried rice and sweet and sour chicken of course! I am now a korma fan, will eat chow mein and even vegetable spring rolls and onion bahjis - I know, going wild! Supermarkets have such a wide choice of oriental foods to choose from, hoisin duck Christmas trees (how cute!) and curried chicken skewers to samosas and mini kebabs! Plenty of choice, whatever peoples' tastes...

Everybody loves  a takeaway once in a while, and now there are so many mini versions for us to feast on. Mini hotdogs, southern fried chicken and little steak cheese burgers are favourites, but have you tried mini beef wellingtons? Or what about tiny portions of fish and chips? No, neither have I?! These options are definitely on my 'to try' list...

Breadsticks with dips, vegetables to dip into hummus, salted and roasted nuts, sandwiches cut into triangles, mini quiches - staples of any buffet that are perfect for any time of the year! Why not get a bit creative and give your plates a festive name? Homemade foods and table decorations will add a special, personal touch to your buffet.


Very cute!
My absolute favourite - cakes! Fondants with gooey chocolate oozing out from the middle, Irish cream cakes, mini eclairs, tiny cheesecakes, yule logs... I could go on, and on, and on! For those of you who do not have as much as a sweet tooth as me (I would finish these plates off in minutes!), the small portions will be just the right amount for you! Of course, we can't forget the humble cupcake either; these little delights have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, and I am very sure that there will be plenty of festively-decorated flavours to choose from this Christmas!


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