Many companies offer complete lines of elegant party foods ranging from heat-and-serve appetizers to richly decadent desserts, all designed for ultra-easy preparation. These options are great stress-reducers – and your guests never need to know you didn’t spend hours in the kitchen.
For those party hosts who lack the time but prefer a more hands-on approach here are few ideas.
Bacon-wrapped Tenderloin Tips Makes approximately 32 pieces
3 pounds Omaha Steaks Tenderloin Steak Tips
32 Omaha Steaks Precooked Bacon Slices
1 jar Omaha Steaks All Natural Seasoning (#1141)
Round wood tooth picks
Instructions: Thaw steak tips and bacon slices overnight in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 450°F. Sprinkle each steak tip with seasoning. Wrap a slice of bacon around each tip and push a toothpick through it to secure bacon. Place wrapped tips on a baking sheet. Bake for three minutes; flip and bake an additional two to three minutes. Serve immediately.
Mini Spinach and Artichoke Quesadillas
10 8-inch flour tortillas
1 box Omaha Steaks Spinach and Artichoke Dip
8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
8 ounces Jack cheese, grated
Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Thaw dip overnight in refrigerator or in the microwave on high for five to six minutes. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Using 4-inch diameter biscuit cutter, cut three smaller tortillas out of each tortilla. This can be done quickly by stacking the tortillas. Lay out 15 of the 4-inch tortillas on baking sheet. Mix grated cheddar and jack cheese together. Place 1 tablespoon of mixed cheeses on each tortilla. Place 1 tablespoon of dip on top of cheeses. Top with another 4-inch tortilla, pressing down lightly to flatten. Place baking sheet on lower rack of the oven for 4 minutes. Carefully flip over each quesadilla with spatula, returning to oven for two to three minutes. Remove from oven. Cool for two to three minutes before transferring to serving platter.
– Courtesy of Family Features