Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Appetizer Recipes

This month was my turn to host Decembers TT outing. Our tradition is to have a cookie swap. The host prepares appetizers, dinner or what ever she has time for. This year I prepared appetizers for our swap....

Marinated Mushrooms

Prepared by Debbie

1 cup water
1 1/2 pounds fresh mushrooms, stems removed
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon onion powder


1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add mushrooms and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
2.In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, thyme, salt, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, parsley and onion powder. Add mushrooms and toss until coated. Chill in marinade overnight, and reheat to serve.


BBQ Kielbasa Bites

Prepared by Debbie

  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

Note: I doubled the recipe for the cookie swap.

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