A real dilemma! I need a FANTASTIC dessert idea for a meeting I have tomorrow night for 8 people. budget: $20?!
Question: I am heading a Special event s committee for our condo association, so, I need to start with a good foor forward. I didn't know that I was to provide a sanck for the meeting...now...10 pm the night before the meeting...here I am racking my brain! If it means anything, it is suppose to be rather chilly here mid 40's....so maybe something not cold? HELP!
Answers: I am heading a Special event s committee for our condo association, so, I need to start with a good foor forward. I didn't know that I was to provide a sanck for the meeting...now...10 pm the night before the meeting...here I am racking my brain! If it means anything, it is suppose to be rather chilly here mid 40's....so maybe something not cold? HELP!
I have checked and each of these will each cost you under $20, coffee, tea and cream/sugar, not included.
*Costco normally sells a really nice Tiramisu (it's like 5 pounds!) for about $15. You could call and check with one nearby. Serve with coffee.
*Mediterranean groceries will usually give you a very generous tray of their different types of baklava for about $15-18, which you could serve with hot tea, for something creative and different.
*Simple dessert could include good quality (Godiva, Ghirardelli, Lindt) hot chocolate with plates of handmade marshmallows and butter shortbread biscuits (Walkers brand is found in most ordinary grocery stores now--the plaid red and black tins).
*Raspberry strained yoghurt with gingersnaps: place fresh raspberries with 2 tbsp honey (or 1 tbsp sugar) in a bowl and stir in greek-style strained yoghurt (pretty firm). Chill for an hour or so. Serve with gingersnaps on the side like cheese and crackers, drizzling some honey on top of the yoghurt. Note that you could do the same recipe with diced strawberries, blueberries, etc.
*Raspberry S'mores: Break graham crackers in half to make squares and cut marshmallows in half. Place crackers on baking sheet and top half of them with marshmallows. Break high quality chocolate (Ghirardelli, Valrhona, Scharffen Berger, etc.) into pieces and arrange on top of other half of crackers with raspberries. Broil for 30-60 seconds. Invert the marshmallow topped crackers onto the chocolate-raspberry ones, pressing gently to set.
Hope these help--Good Luck!
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Buy some cake, and serve tea/coffee... and smile...
how about a apple pie and ice cream its easy and cheap good luck
umm i dont no what its called but if u get puff pastry, cut it into rectangles brush with butter and bake till golden (allow 2 rectangles for each person).
then get blueberrys/raspberrys put them in a pot with same sort of preserve and make like a syrup.
put one rectangle on the bottom of a plate/bowl and then spoon berry mix on to it. top with another rectangle and dust with icing sugar.
serve with cream/custard or alone.
S'mores and Hot Chocolate?
If you buy chocolate in bulk, a bag of marshmallows, and 2 boxes of Graham crackers, as well as some milk, you should be able to pull this out. I'm not sure if you've got a big thermos or crathco hot beverage dispensers.
I'm not sure what time of day this is going to be, but sometimes a cheese tray with wine will work. You can get a cheese tray with cold cuts relatively cheap at Costco, and get some 2 buck chuck at Trader Joes, if you have one in your area.
But then again, worse case scenario, just make minute maid fruit punch from concentrate, buy a pecan pie, and a can of whipped cream.
Warm pumpkin pie might work. Nearly everyone enjoys it, most don't get any except at Thanksgiving so it is kind of a rare dessert and people are pleasantly surprised.
Creme Bru'lee is unique. It is only custard with sugar that has been browned on top. Recipe is easy but it is normally served in expensive restaurants so you would impress everyone.
Baked Alaska is also unique. A bit harder to make, but we did it back in junior high school so it isn't that hard.
Good luck. Be careful though, you impress them too much with your cooking they are going to assume you are a gourmet chef and expect food miracles every time.
try buying some fresh or frozen fruit and some whip cream and a angel food cake, slice the cake in half Not down the middle do it from the side then hollow out the bottem half of the cake and fill it with the fruit and then put the top half back on top and frost it with the whip cream and sprinkle some cinnamin on top
( costs about $10-$15) good luck and have fun
you could also try minni eclairs you find them in the freezer section of any grocery store and they are only $7 a container and there is a lot in the containers if you should chose them you have to let them defrost for about 30-45 minutes before serving
Go to one of those buffet restaurants, they have cobblers and pies and they taste better than that frozen food stuff at the store.
try fondue! most grocery stores have a premade chocolate one somewhere.i know in my grocery store it is by the produce.just warm her up in the microwave.spend a couple bucks on some skewers and cut them in half.pick up some "dippers",like fruit,pound cake,cookies,whatever looks good.cut them up,set them on a tray,and have at it.fondue works double duty..its yummy and it serves as a conversation starter getting close to people you may not have been close to before.good luck to ya!!!
Choose one or two or 3 depending on which your choose:
Peach Cobbler with Ice Cream/Cool Whip
Plain Pound cake with fruit topping
3 navel oranges, peeled, sectioned with yogurt dip
celery and carrot sticks with dip
zucchini chips with salsa or ranch dip
Although not considered a dessert--you could do a tomato based soup with toasted garlic/cheese bread or bread triangles or toasted cheese sandwich triangles.
You can make the tomato soup fancy with grated cheese and some herbs. Easy to dress up a store bought tomato soup, maybe add a can of cut tomatoes, add some garlic, a little sweated onion (I use olive oil and a little butter), some spices, viola -fancy.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
1 large firm apple, cored and finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Sift flour and spices. Add to creamed mixture. Fold in apple, nuts and chocolate chips. Pour into greased 9-inch square pan. Bake for 30 minutes until done.
These are quick, easy, and a crowd pleaser and don't make a huge mess- plus being cooler outside the nuts and apples and spices remind you of Fall weather.
If you want to you can also add coconut or drizzle caramel on top.