Popular appetizers: 1960-present
This month has been a blur of holiday parties and gatherings, and during this festive timeframe, I make more appetizers in a few weeks than I usually do the rest of the year.
Because I'm in snack-making mode, I thought a lot about hors d'oeuvres lately, and for an unknown reason, challenged myself to find the top appetizer for each of the last four decades. How did I do?
1960s -- Cocktail franks floating in a sweet / spicy sauce and served in a chafing dish.
'70s -- Ham roll-ups made with ham, cream cheese and pickles.
'80s -- A bread bowl filled with spinach dip.
'90s -- Hummus with pita triangles or chips and salsa.
2000+ -- Sushi or in-season fruits /veggies.
Top timeless appetizer: Taco dip, sometimes referred to as "trailer trash taco dip," is loved by even the foodiest of foodies.
Other popular apps: Bacon-wrapped water chesnuts (aka rumaki), "pigs in a blanket" (mini hot dogs wrapped in a biscuit / crescent roll), fondue and hot wings with blue cheese dressing.
Molly, thanks for taking us back to when our parents had the chafing dishes. I made "pigs in a blanket" using lil smokies and cut the crescent rolls in smaller sections. My fiends loved them! Such great memories, thanks!
"Trailer trash taco dip"? Boy, who do you hang around with?
Kenny | Jan. 1, 2009 at 11:13 a.m. (report)
Bread bowl filled with spinach dip -- that sure brings back memories. And cocktail franks -- yipes! Makes me wonder where Ritz Crackers with Easy Cheese fit in?
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