Holiday season is about to arrive on our doorstep and I couldn’t be more excited! I love the lead up to Christmas…all the shopping, the baking, the get-togethers, it’s all so much fun. But it can be super stressful can’t it? Every year I tell myself that I will get ahead of the game and that way I can enjoy the season. I try. I really do.
One thing I am doing right now to get ahead is starting my planning of seasonal menus…menus for gatherings with friends and family, menus for last minute parties, but especially snack and appetizer ideas. I always find coming up with snacks and appies to be so hard, but when you think about it, these kinds of dishes are required the most during the holiday season, so it’s best to have a good arsenal of ideas. To help us all get ahead of the holiday schedule, I thought it would be helpful to share appetizer recipes with you this season…easy and delicious recipes that will wow your guests!
The first appetizer that I want to share with you is this recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms aka Garlicky Basil Chicken in Mushroom Caps. I found this delicious recipe on the Chicken.ca site, where you can find so many amazing recipes, including appetizers. But something about this recipe drew me in, because I’m a big fan of stuffed mushrooms. I love a savoury and meaty appetizer that can be served up like a tapas, but is hearty enough that you could almost have them for dinner. That’s these stuffed mushrooms for sure. SO good.
Don’t be afraid to make stuffed mushrooms…they’re actually much easier to assemble than you might think. And they’re worth the effort not only because they’re delicious, but this recipe makes a huge batch which is perfect for holiday crowds.
Shall I tell you how delicious they smell as they’re cooking too? Wouldn’t smell-o-vision be a great thing?
Smothered in cheese, and wine and basil. Oh my.
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Serve these stuffed mushrooms with crusty bread to mop up the garlicky wine jus. The jus is equally as delicious as the stuffed mushrooms themselves. Dip dip. Yum yum.
Have a delicious day!
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