You know I love a good party (obviously) and the food definitely can make or break an event. It puts a smile on my face when guests hang around the food and can't help but continue to munch on the delicious food spread. Now since it's officially Fall on the calendar, this is the perfect excuse to have a fall festival or a fall inspired dinner with all your favorite comfort foods....and maybe a few more you can add to the list.
I had the pleasure of hosting some ladies for a welcome to fall party and I had to incorporate my favorite decor element, a bar cart. This was the main way I displayed some of the appetizers and I was able to rotate the food throughout the party.
Now to the food...there were NO LEFTOVERS. The comfort fall food was a hit and trust me when I say that this will be your staple party appetizer whether you are hosting or pot-lucking.
Beef & Spinach Grilled Cheese, take a moment and let that sink in. Savory, buttery, beefy, cheesy...perfection. I was a stickler about the ingredients with this recipe because I wanted to make sure that each item blended well together.
The main ingredient for these were Laura's Lean Ground Beef patties. I was so impressed by Laura Freeman being a pioneer, paving the way in a male dominated industry with her focus and emphasis on "Never Ever" beef. "Never Ever" meaning the protein is sourced from suppliers that raise their cattle without ever using added hormones or antibiotics and are always vegetarian fed.
Laura's Lean is certified through the American Heart Association heart check program and meets USDA standards for Extra Lean.
Fair warning, you guests will take one slice to be nice but definitely come back and sneak another.
1 lb Laura's Lean Ground Beef patties
1 Package of Cream Cheese (8 oz)
8 oz Italian blend shredded cheese - Parmesan, Romano & Mozzarella
1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic
1 tablespoon of chopped Onions
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Mayo
Pepper (to taste)
1 can Artichoke Hearts (drained)
1 cup of Spinach (frozen - chopped or fresh)