Thank you for hanging will all of us here today. I’m sorry I was a little late to the party, but better late than never!
In my latest story, a re-release of Party Girl, it’s all about a woman who wants to be the life of the party. I mean, who doesn’t every now and then. Of course, her way of getting to that point takes a road that not many of us would traverse.
Earlier I talked a bit about my book, but I want to leave you tonight with a couple simple party recipes that you can bring out for any occasion that YOU want to be the highlight of the night (and without all the public and demanding sex). Shoot, you say you want that part, too? Then check out what Erin goes though in Party Girl. 😉
For now, here’s a little party-tizer fun!
Cotton Candy Shots
This is a very simple recipe that anyone can make for any occasion.
You will need:
- Plenty of shot glasses. I like to hit up the local dollar store and buy several packages of the little plastic ones.
- Cotton Candy
- Beverages. For kids or to keep everything non-alcoholic, use Sprite (or your favorite lemon-lime soda) or sparkling water. For adults, use your favorite flavor of vodka or champagne.
What you do:
- Lay out platters and line them with the shot glasses. Place chunks of cotton candy in each one (but don’t stuff it down, it’s not as pretty that way).
- Set this on the table (or counter or wherever the drinks are served) next to the favored drink to add (the soda or vodka).
- When your guests come to the table, add the beverage to the cotton candy shot glass. The mixture will sparkle and fizz and bubble and the cotton candy will melt into the drink.
- Shoot down the sweet concoction and get ready for another.
- (Hint: I like to “name” them, depending on the party. For example, at Halloween I called them “Mummy Shots,” at Christmas, they were “Santa’s Snow Shots.” Be creative and inventive.)
Ham and Cheese Sliders
I’m going to go ahead and give you a link to the Hawaiian King recipe (because it has a cool video and I like video’s), but below is my own version. The great thing about this recipe is that you can do it up however you want!
You will need:
- Slices of your favorite deli ham (I prefer smoked)
- Slices of your favorite cheese(s) (I like swiss or provolone)
- Package of ready to eat dinner rolls (I like to use the ones that come in a foil dish)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 to 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Dash of garlic powder or onion powder
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
What to do:
- Do not separate the rolls. Take a long serrated knife and slice the entire set of rolls in half (refer to the video in the below link if I’m not making sense). Set the top half to the side and place the bottom half on a cookie sheet–or set it back into the foil liner it came with.
- Layer the ham and cheese over the entire bottom. Do not worry about placing these items per roll, simply layer.
- (You can spread the Dijon mustard along the top half of the rolls, or include it as follows…)
- Place the top half of the rolls on top of the layers. Mix together the remaining ingredients and brush liberally over the tops of the rolls.
- Cover with foil and bake in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. If you want your tops a little more “toasted,” uncover and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cut the rolls for instant, hot sliders!
Here’s the link to the video: http://www.kingshawaiian.com/recipes/hawaiian-ham–swiss-slider/
I hope you’ve enjoyed your day with us. Thanks for being here, and party on! 🙂
You can grab Party Girl today from Changeling Press!
~Ensnare yourself in love