When you're concentrating on a big family dinner like Thanksgiving, appetizers tend to take the back seat. This year, instead of stressing over hors d'oeuvres at the last minute, pick one or two easy nibbles that you can prep days (or weeks!) in advance. Then, on the big day, just unwrap and set the out -- no cooking, no fuss.
Here are a few ideas straight from the Good Housekeeping test kitchen…
1. SHRIMP RILLETTES
Make: up to 3 weeks in advance
Instead of shrimp cocktail, try our simple Shrimp Rillettes (just a fancy way of saying buttery, shrimp spread) -- you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Serve with crackers or toast for spreading. Bonus: The recipe only calls for 5 ingredients!
- 6 tablespoons butter (no substitutions), softened
- 1 pound shelled and deveined shrimp
- 2 tablespoons brandy or dry sherry
- 1/4 teaspoons ground red pepper (cayenne)