It’s entertaining season which means we’re preparing some of our favorite holiday dishes, baking sweet treats and enjoying time with our friends and family. If you’re planning a holiday celebration this year I have a few helpful entertaining tips to keep your holiday merry and bright.
5 Easy Holiday Entertaining Tips:
- Make It Easy – Use the same ingredients in multiple dishes to keep prep work easy. Make a grocery list of items you need and make sure to leave some time for meal prep. Planning ahead makes holiday entertaining easy!
- Keep Wine in House - Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines can be paired with an number of holiday dishes, appetizers and desserts.
- Candles – I love the warm holiday glow from a candle. Add many around holiday food tables and use for decor to create a cozy atmosphere.
- Deck The Halls – I love the idea of a framed chalkboard menu for the buffet table. Check out my easy holiday entertaining Pinterest board.
- Easy Appetizers – Bite sized foods are easy to create and fun to enjoy. Guests love them too!
There are so many appetizers you can create and by far my newest favorite has to be these broccoli and cheese wanton recipe created by Justin Warner, Chef/Owner of Do or Dine and Season 8 Winner of The Next Food Network Star. These mini appetizers are perfectly paired with Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc
Broccoli and Cheese Wantons with Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc Dipping Sauce
Ingredients for the Stuffing
- 6 oz chopped broccoli florets (use fresh, not frozen. We’re doing this FOR REAL)
- 4 oz goat cheese, softened
- 2 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 tbsp minced shallot
- 2 tsp minced parsley
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
Ingredients for the Dipping Sauce
- 3 tbsp Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
Ingredients for the Preparation
- 25-30 wonton skins
- 1 egg white
- oil for frying
For the Stuffing
- Moisten some paper towels and wrap the broccoli with them. Put the moistened broccoli parcel on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for two minutes on high power.
- Carefully place the florets in a mixing bowl with the cheeses, shallots, parsley, and kosher salt. Using a wooden spoon, a fork, or a rubber spatula, mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
- Put heaping teaspoons of the mixture in the center of the wanton skins. Brush some of the egg white on the edges of the wrapper.
- Do this until you run out of filling.
- Place these guys in the fridge while you make the sauce and heat the oil. Cook in oil for 5-7 minutes until golden brown.
For the Soy Sauce
- Put the soy sauce and the Sauvignon Blanc in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar.
- Refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.
The sauce by far is my favorite part of this dish. It’s what really brings all the flavors together. Your guests will be delighted with the beautiful presentation.
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