Party Sandwiches

Course Appetizer

Ingredients
  

  • Cheese Sandwiches:
  • Cucumber Sandwiches
  • Cucumber-Shrimp Sandwiches:
  • Ham Sandwiches

Instructions
 

  • Cheese Sandwiches: Cut each sandwich bread slice into 4 squares. Spread each with 1 ts whipped cream cheese (plain, chive or pimiento). Sprinkle with chopped nuts or garnish each with a nut. 30 calories per appetizer.
  • Cucumber Sandwiches: Cut each sandwich bread slice into 3 circles. Spread each with 1/4 ts margarine or butter, softened, or 1 ts whipped cream cheese. Place a thin cucumber slice between each 2 bread circles. 60 calories per appetizer.
  • Cucumber-Shrimp Sandwiches: Cut each sandwich bread slice into 3 circles. Spread each with 1 ts whipped cream cheese. Top each with a thin cucumber slice, small amount of cream cheese and cooked small shrimp. 15 calories per appetizer.
  • Ham Sandwiches: Cut each sandwich bread slice into 2 diamond shapes. Spread each with 1/4 ts margarine or butter, softened. Mix deviled ham spread with small amount mayonnaise or salad dressing; spread over diamonds. Garnish with sliced pimiento-stuffed olives. 60 calories per appetizer.
  • Do-ahead Tip: Place sandwiches on a cardboard tray; cover with plastic wrap. Overwrap with aluminum foil and freeze up to 2 months. (Do not freeze cucumber slices; add them just before serving.) Forty five minutes before serving, remove foil and let sandwiches stand at room temperature.

Notes

NOTE: For an attractive assortment, use a variety of breads; trim crusts and cut sandwiches into different shapes.

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