It's about 20 days until Thanksgiving--can you believe it? I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that it's almost the end of the year, let alone that I need to think about turkey and stuffing options. For those of you who are also in denial, let's ease into holiday planning by starting small: pre-dinner snacks.
Food & Wine has a helpful round-up of Thanksgiving hors d'Oeuvres options: porcini mushroom tartlets, chicken liver crostini, toasted pumpkin seeds [via F&W]
And so does Saveur, including prosciutto-wrapped parmesan and pecan dates, stuffed celery, and bagna cauda [via Saveur]
Six "instant appetizers" from Bon Appetit featuring store-bought foods that are special enough for a holiday like fancy artichokes and peppers, foie gras with black truffles, and interesting crackers. [via BA]
Food Network has 50 ways to top a piece of toast, if you're going in that direction [via Food Network]
And a bit of unrelated news: I finally decided to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. Follow me to find blog updates and random musings, as well as ask dinner party-related questions. Need help figuring out how many pigs in a blanket to serve? I'm all ears!