Best part is, it's EXTREMELY EASY! I first layered a pan with a fine mist of olive oil, then sprinkled shredded Parmesan cheese onto the pan in a small mound, about 3" in circumference. Then I put the pan into the oven on 375 until the cheese was melted.
I gave it about 30 seconds to cool, and then used a spatula to take the flat mound of warm cheese and mold it onto inverted votive candle holders. You could use shot glasses, water mugs - anything that will allow for a mold. The votive candle holders I chose were the perfect size for this particular party.
After they were molded, I put them back in the fridge to "cool off" and then before the party I filled them with the spinach salad, orange zest dressing, and garnish.
These were a HUGE hit! We even spent about 30 minutes deciding amongst ourselves the many uses for these cheese cups. Next party, twice baked potatoes served in these beauties! Mm mm. Now - onto the "Main" Appetizer: Pinwheeled Chicken.
I've always loved the look of pinwheeled appetizers. There is something so artistic about its presentation. I took basic stuffing mix, and added hot pepper Italian sausage, granny smith apples - cooked in Captain Morgans Tattoo Rum and Cinnamon, and rolled it into pinwheels with boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
After about 20 minutes in the oven on 375, I browned them in a skillet with a little bit of butter and seasoning, and then garnished with cranberry sauce, with green apple and lemon zest.The party-goers seemed to really love the dishes. Who knows if they were really that good, only thing we do know is, they sure were pretty!