An appetizer steps up any evening, even informal ones. It’s a nice surprise to come home to; they tend to “warm up” the atmosphere and initiate just the right kind of small talk to make for a memorable evening. They also help keep the pre-dinner cocktails from obliterating you.
This is not the quickest appie out there, but it is easy to execute. To surprise that special someone, start about a half hour before they arrive.
A cheap, grill & pan type oven bacon cooker (pan is usually aluminum) is particularly fine for the initial roasting (they are also great for baking frozen french fries or onion rings). Let me know how they turn out for ya.
Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
Roasted portabellas with a red bell pepper, cream cheese, butter and mushroom stuffing topped with parmesan cheese!