Post # 1
I’m going to thanksgiving at SO’s grandparents house, and feel the need to bring something (hopefully something festive) to share. His grandparent’s house it about 2 hours from me so there are a few requirements.
1. Has to be totally prepared ahead of time
2. Not a hot or cold dish
3. Low maintence. I’m driving on my own and don’t want to balance a torte or fancy frosted something on my lap.
Anyone have any ideas? I’d it to be something that can sit out so people can snack on it through out the day. I’m also big on “pretty” food.
Thanks for the ideas Bees!
Post # 3
I usually bring a cheese plate. You’d have to put the cheeses in a cooler to bring it, but it would be fine sitting out once there. Olives and nuts are also good.
Post # 4
Desserts are almost always room temp. I also brought cranberry sauce last year– I had it in a cooler for a 4 hour drive, but I think it would be fine out for 2 hours or more. And I agree that a cheese plate is great, just put the cheese in a cooler or insulated lunch box, even.
Post # 5
@Paiger8: have you asked him what his grandparent’s might like or prefer you to bring? When I host Thanksgiving, I think through EVERYTHING and extra dishes usually get pushed to the side and don’t really fit with the flow of the meal (or are duplicates of something I already prepared) and turn out to be a waste.
Is the event a potluck?
If it’s not, what about a nice host/hostess gift instead?
Post # 7
Chex or party mix?
Somd kind of homemade spiced nuts? Put in a nice tin and then they can decide to serve (or as the PP suggested, if they have already had a menu planned) they will keep and make a nice hostess gift.
Post # 8
Bruschetta, chips and salsa, and spinach dip are all thing people seem to like to munch on and you don’t need to be too concerned about the temperature.
Post # 9
Great ideas ladies. Keep them coming!
No, I don’t know what his grandparent’s are serving. I was not trying to make something to go with the meal but something snacky, like cookies, pumpkin bars or munchy stuff. We’re all staying there over night, so it will be nice to have something left out to munch on.
Post # 10
Several flavors of cheeseballs
Post # 11
I’d say corn casserole.. It’s something i can eat hot or at room temp. Its sooo good!
Post # 12
Cookies are always awesome!
Post # 13
@Paiger8: pumpkin cookies or even pumpkin bread sounds delish!
Post # 14
What about some muffins and some gourmet coffee/hot chocolate for the next morning- I bet everyone would enjoy not having to cook the day after. Other options- chips and dip or a loaf of bread to make leftover sandwiches (one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving-yummy!).
Post # 15
I would put together a cheese, pepperoni/salami, and crackers platter. You could also try putting together a variety of things.
- Veggie dip
- Cherry peppers stuffed with prosciutto and provolone
- Mozzerella balls
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, yum! Or pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!