sam’s has the best collection of frozen appetizers, both the savory kind and the sweet kind, I have ever tasted, and for a big party they can’t be beat. for a small family gathering, the TGIF frozen appetizers at the grocery store are good too. a big bag of wings, some pizza rolls (horrible food but taste so good), frozen meatballs cooked either in cream of mushroom soup thinned with a little milk and sour cream/or spaghetti sauce. tortellini cooked and dipped in alfredo sauce or tomato sauce
spinach artichoke dip from the deli and pita chips, bagel chips, or melba toast (or corn chips).
those little sausages in BBQ sauce
for me it is too much work to make a lot of stuff like this from scratch that people just pop in their mouths, I’d rather save that for a meal people linger over (I have heard there are people who do that with holiday meals, rather than eating in front of the football game on TV, but maybe it is an urban legend).
DH just bought his new years eve appetizers, same we have every year, doritos, salsa, chips, dip, pepsi, fortunately stuff I don’t like and can’t eat. I will scrounge around and see what goodies are left from Christmas.
I had another one recently, “crab melts” think tuna melts but with crab meat, canned or frozen and thawed, mixed with a bit of mayo and a touch of mustard or horseradish (I couldn’t tell which) spread on those thin squares of rye or dark bread, sprinkled with grated cheese, put under the broiler just enough to melt the cheese.
if somebody knows how to make those lobster bites they are featuring at long jon silver I’d like to here about it.