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Magic Bullet Party Ideas

With the Magic Bullet, entertaining has never been easier, or more fun! That's because it's the Ultimate Party Machine! Now you can make everything you need for virtually any kind of party - from dips and drinks, to a fancy cocktail party, even a sit down dinner for 8 - all in about the same time it takes to make up a plate of crackers and cheese. We call them Bullet Bashes - complete parties where you use your Magic Bullet to prepare everything all in about 10 minutes.

To help you get started we've included our step-by-step directions for our Classic Bullet Bash. It's a quick and simple cocktail party that's perfect for when family comes in out of town or your boss unexpectedly brings some business associates by the house. We've included everything you need to make fancy cocktails and gourmet snacks for 6 to 8 people - including shopping lists and detailed recipes. And, best of all, you can put the whole thing together in about 10 minutes.

So next time your team is playing the big game, your favorite movie is on TV or some old friends drop by unexpectedly, break out your Magic Bullet and turn it into a Bullet Bash. With the Magic Bullet, if you've got 10 minutes, you've got a party.

The 10-Minute Classic Bullet Bash Step-by-Step


Guests Arrive to:
Before-You-Know-It Bean Dip With Warm Pita Triangles
Hallelujah Hummus With Warm Pita Triangles

Cocktails:
Mystic Martinis
Boulevard Bellinis

Appetizers:
Suddenly Stuffed Mushrooms
Garlic Bread Rounds With Pesto Dip

Coffee:
Irish Coffee

Shopping List

Produce Section
1 medium onion
10 cloves garlic
18-24 large mushrooms
fresh spinach
1 package fresh basil leaves

Frozen Foods Section
frozen peaches

Spices/Cooking/Canned Fruits and Vegetables Section
coarse salt
cayenne pepper (optional)
balsamic vinegar
roasted red peppers
paprika
tahini (sesame paste)
olive oil
chicken or vegetable broth
pine nuts
sugar
cocktail olives
cocktail onions
1 (14 oz.) can black beans
1 (14 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

Beverage Section
1/4 pound dark roast coffee
orange juice
lemon juice (or juice of one lemon)
whiskey
vodka or gin
dry vermouth
champagne peach schnapps lemon-lime soda
2 lbs. ice

Bread Section
3 packages pita bread
2 large French baguettes

Dairy Section
1/2 cup whipping cream
Parmesan cheese
Ricotta cheese
sour cream
butter or margarine

Non-Food Item Needs
20 -30 cocktail napkins
20-30 appetizer plates
6 martini glasses
6 coffee cups
toothpicks (for martini olives)
2 baking sheets
1 serving platter for dips and pitas
1 serving platter for mushrooms
1 serving platter for bread and pesto dip

ONE HOUR BEFORE PARTY TIME


Step 1: Make up a batch of Black Bean Dip. Follow the recipe below and then chill in the refrigerator.
Step 2: Make up a batch of Hummus. Follow the recipe shown below and then chill in the refrigerator.
Step 3: Make up a double batch of Stuffed Mushrooms. Follow the recipe below, lay the mushrooms out on a cookie sheet and then chill in the refrigerator.
Step 4: Slice the baguette into 1/3-inch rounds, spread on garlic bread mixture (see recipe below) and lay the rounds out on a cookie sheet.
Step 5: Mix up a batch of Pesto Sauce (triple the recipe shown below) but don't heat it yet, store in the refrigerator.
Step 6: Make sure your serving platters are clean and ready to go and cut up pita bread into triangles.
Step 7: Arrange the napkins and plates near your serving area.
Step 8: Go freshen up.

TEN MINUTES BEFORE PARTY TIME

Step 1: Place vodka or gin, vermouth, olives, champagne, peach schnapps, frozen peaches, lemon-lime soda and a bowl of ice within arms reach of the Magic Bullet.
Step 2: Pour the Hummus and Black Bean Dip into their serving trays, add the pita triangles to the tray and place in serving area near the napkins and plates.
Step 3: Go relax and wait for your guests.

PARTY TIME

Step 1: As guests arrive, offer them a martini or bellini and show them where the dips are.
Step 2: Show off the Magic Bullet. Let your friends give it a whirl.
Step 3: Enjoy yourself.

30 MINUTES IN

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

45 MINUTES IN

Step 1: Place the Stuffed Mushrooms and bread slices in the oven. When they are just about done, heat up the Pesto Sauce. Then serve your guests the Stuffed Mushrooms and Bread with Pesto Sauce spread.

AN HOUR AND 1/2 TO 2 HOURS IN

Step 1: Brew a pot of coffee and ask your guests if anyone is interested in an Irish Coffee (the whiskey is optional).
Step 2: Follow Irish Coffee recipe below and serve to guests.

The Recipes


Before You Know It Bean Dip

Not all bean dip comes out of that creepy little can. You can make hearty, delicious, all-natural bean dip in seconds.

Ingredients
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
1/4 of a medium-sized onion (about 1/4 cup)
1-2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup roasted red peppers
1/4 cup (fat-free) chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
dollop of sour cream (optional)
cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
Preparation
First ...Drain most of the liquid out of the canned beans.

Then...Load all the ingredients, in the order they are listed, into the Tall Cup.

And ... Twist on the Cross Blade and quickly Pulse until you reach the desired consistency.
Serving Suggestion
This dip is great both warm and cold. If you go for the warm version, try adding 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese to the ingredients before you blend it. (If you don't have room, partially mix the ingredients, then add the cheese.) Take the blade off, place the Shaker/Steamer Top on the cup and microwave for about 2-3 minutes (until warm throughout). Give the dip another quick Pulse or two, then serve immediately. The warm version goes perfectly with nachos or sliced crusty Italian bread.
Tip!
Use your favorite type of bean. Black beans can be substituted with pinto beans, white beans, whatever you're into.

Black bean sauce. Add a cup of broth to make a perfect sauce for pouring over chicken or fish.

Black bean soup. Add 2 cups of broth to make a zesty, flavorful soup -- a great way to use any leftover dip. Throw in a few shrimp for a real treat.

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Hallelujah Hummus

We love hummus because it's so rich and creamy! This traditional Greek delicacy can be served as a dip or a side dish.

Ingredients
1/4 cup chicken (or vegetable) stock
14 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans),drained
3 cloves garlic
3 Tbs. lemon juice
3 Tbs. tahini (sesame paste)
Preparation
First ... Add all ingredients, except for paprika and olive oil, into the Tall Cup.

Next ... Twist on the Cross Blade and blend until smooth.

Then ... Salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Suggestion
Hummus is best served cold, with warm triangles of pita bread. The traditional way to serve it is to pour the hummus into a bowl and drizzle it with olive oil, then sprinkle the top with paprika.

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Mystic Martini

Martini connoisseurs will be blown away by the ice slivers in this masterpiece. Not only that, the blending makes a spectacular, mystic display.

Ingredients
1 oz. gin or vodka
splash of dry vermouth
1 ice cube
Preperation
Step 1: Add all the ingredients into the tall cup and Pulse until the ice is almost gone (a few small slivers is the goal).

Step 2: Pour into a martini glass.

Step 3: Garnish with an olive or cocktail onion.


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Boulevard Bellini

A unique frozen version of the snazzy, upscale Bellini cocktail. A delicious blend of fruity flavor that's tasty without being sweet. A perfect cocktail for brunches and luncheons, or poolside, or breakfast, or anytime!

Ingredients
ice
frozen peaches
2 shots champagne
2 shots peach schnapps
1 shot lemon-lime soda
1 tsp. sugar
Preparation
First ...Fill a Party Mug or Tall Cup halfway up with ice and add frozen peaches to fill the cup.

Then...Pour in all of the liquid ingredients.

And ... Blend until smooth.

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Suddenly Stuffed Mushrooms

What is it that makes stuffed mushrooms so special? We don't know for sure, but we do know these puppies will be gone before you can blink an eye. Do your guests a favor -- make two batches. Scrumptious!

Ingredients
10-12 large mushrooms
1/4 cup Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup fresh spinach
1 oz. Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic
1/4 of a medium-sized onion (about 1/4 cup)
splash of chicken (or vegetable) broth
Preparation
Before you begin ... Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Start off by ... popping off the stems off of the mushrooms, making an area for the stuffing in the mushroom top.

Then ... Load all the ingredients, except for the mushrooms, in the Short Cup and twist on the Cross Blade.

Pulse until ... the consistency is slightly textured, but not quite smooth.

And ... Spoon the mixed ingredients into the mushroom tops and cook on a lightly greased baking sheet for 15-20 minutes.

Notes
This recipe fills about 10-12 mushrooms. If you want to make more, simply double the ingredients.
Tip!
This recipe is the standard stuffed mushroom recipe. Feel free to add crab meat, crumbled bacon, lobster, whatever your heart desires into this mix and you'll have scrumptious stuffed mushrooms that will have your guests swooning!

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Badda-Bing Badda-Boom Garlic Bread

Homemade garlic bread has never been easier, or more flavorful. The perfect blend of butter, cheese and garlic in every bite. ... a real treat for the taste buds!

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2-3 garlic cloves
1 oz. Parmesan cheese
loaf of Italian (or French) bread
Preparation
First ... Add butter or margarine to your Short Cup and screw on Shaker/Steamer Top.

Then ... Heat in the microwave unit the butter is melted, add garlic and twist on Cross Blade.

Blend until ... smooth and spread down the middle of a loaf of crusty Italian or French bread. (Cut it down the center, lengthwise.)

And ... Toast open-faced until warm, then slice and serve!


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Irish Coffee

Designed to endure those long, rainy overcast nights in Ireland, this warm drink is the perfect blend of java and juice, a real treat for the taste buds.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
strong hot coffee
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 shots whiskey (optional)
Preparation
Start by... grinding your own coffee beans using the Flat Blade. The finer the grind the stronger the coffee, so blend into a coarse sand texture for lighter brews, or a fine powder for strong coffee.

Then ... Add the orange juice and lemon juice in the Tall Cup, then fill the rest of the cup to the top with coffee.

Next ... Add whipping cream to the Short Cup and blend with the Flat Blade for about 5 seconds.

Then ... Pour the coffee mixture into 2 coffee cups, add whiskey and top with whipped cream.

Notes
This makes two servings. For one serving, just reduce each ingredient by a half. For four servings, double the ingredients.

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