I need another appetizer for my Mother's Day menu....?!

Question: I need another appetizer for my Mother's Day menu....?
...The menu so far consists of BBQ ribs, a relish plate, a 7-layer salad
Texas potatoes, Little Smokies wrapped in bacon, chips, two desserts, and chicken nuggets and mac and cheese for the kids. But I just feel like I need one more appetizer. Thanks in advance.


We like Mexican food, so I would probably go with 7 layer bean dip, have you ever made this before? If not, it is simple and can be made a day ahead. Refried beans on the bottom, gaucomole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, tomatoes, and black olives! Then we have tortilla chips on the side to dip them in!
Hope that this helps, your dinner sure does sound yummy! Sure is making me hungry! :)

i definitely think i spelled that wrong, but can't think of what the correct spelling is, they can also be called tartlets.

these are always a big hit when me and my mom make them and they are pretty simple.

here's the original recipe we used:
4 tablespoons butter
1 Vidalia onion or other sweet onion, diced, about 3 cups
1 box (15-ounce) refrigerated pie crust (recommended: Pillsbury)
3 large eggs
1 1/3 cups half-and-half
1 (1.3-ounce) envelope golden onion soup mix (recommended: Lipton)
1 tablespoon fine herbs (recommended: Spice Islands)
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
Unroll pie dough 1 at a time. Use a 2 1/2-inch round cutter and cut as many rounds as possible (about 14 to 16), reserving scraps repeat with second pie dough. Gather together scrap dough and cut out as many rounds as needed to make 36 in total. Fit dough rounds into cups of mini muffin pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, golden onion soup mix, and fines herbs. Set aside.
Divide onions among tartlet shells, about 1/2 teaspoon each. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon of cheese. Stir egg mixture and fill tartlets. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

we've altered it since, don't use half and half or onion soup mix, but we do put bacon bits in them. this give you a good general idea though.

good luck, your meal so far sounds delicious!


For me, colors and textures are just about everything when it comes to making meals appetizing.

I should ask a clarifying question because I don't know whom you will be entertaining... how many mothers, how many people ... or how you will be entertaining... buffet or sit down.

Edible flowers are a great way to color up a dish, could even be the top layer of 7-layer-salad. And how nice for Mother's Day. Some of the larger grocery stores carry edible flowers in the produce department.

Also, for color and health, consider more vegetables, raw or steamed.

Deviled eggs are ALWAYS good.

Raw oysters.

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