An appetizer that goes along with the holiday party theme is.....
HOT OLIVE CHEESE PUFFS
1/2 cup butter soft
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp paprika
24 stuffed olives, well-drained
cream butter and blend in cheese. Mixture should be very smooth. Add flour and seasonings and mix well. If dough is too sticky to handle. chill an hour or so in refrigerator. Wrap one tsp dough around each olive completely covering olive. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in moderate oven. at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet while still warm. Serve warm....
and here is a new recipe not in my dads collection, but sounds wonderful for this time of year....
1 (1/5) bottle Smirnoffs Kissed Caramel Vodka
1 gallon fresh apple cider
heat cider, add one cup of Vodka to each 4 cups of cider.