When it comes to family parties, the appetizer table is the first thing guests see when they arrive. And who doesn’t love a good cheese and cracker platter? Grandma Da’thys Kitchen’s famous cheese and cracker platter is the perfect way to start your party off right.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Assorted cheeses (cheddar, gouda, brie, etc.)
Assorted crackers (saltines, whole wheat, sourdough, etc.)
Fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumbers)
Grapes or cherries
Homemade hummus or guacamole
To make it extra special, try adding some of your grandma’s favorite jams or spreads, such as strawberry or apricot preserves.
Main Dishes: Baked Chicken Parmesan
Nothing says family party like a classic dish like baked chicken parmesan. Here’s what you’ll need:
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
To make the chicken, season it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dip it in beaten eggs, then coat it with panko breadcrumbs. Bake it in the oven until golden brown and crispy. Top it with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Desserts: Grandma’s Famous Apple Pie
No family party is complete without a delicious dessert. Grandma Da’thys Kitchen’s famous apple pie is sure to be a hit with your guests. Here’s what you’ll need:
For the pie crust, combine flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Trim the edges and crimp the crust. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, water, and ginger. Add the apples and spices, and toss until they are coated. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and dot the top with butter. Bake for 45-60 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
Drinks: Grandma’s Famous Lemonade
No party is complete without refreshing drinks. Grandma Da’thys Kitchen’s famous lemonade is a classic favorite that will quench your thirst and add a touch of sweetness to your party. Here’s what you’ll need:
Squeeze the lemons to get 1/2 cup of juice. In a large bowl, combine the juice, water, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir well and serve.
Grandma Da’thys Kitchen is here to help you make your next family party a success. With our favorite recipes for appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and drinks, you’ll have everything you need to impress your guests. So go ahead, try out some of these recipes, and make your own memories with your loved ones.
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