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Here are some great ideas for housewarming party food.

Frugal House Warming Party Food

Homeowners who are hosting a housewarming party need not spend an extravagant amount of money to entertain their guests. One way to save money on a housewarming party food that is inexpensive to purchase and prepare.

The website – offers a number of useful tips on planning a frugal housewarming party. In regard to recipes, these two delicious, yet budget friendly dishes are sure to be a hit with your guests.

Chicken Drumsticks
2 cups water
1 cup soy sauce
½ cup brown sugar
24 skinless chicken drumsticks
In a skillet, stir the water, soy sauce and brown sugar together. Add the drumsticks and stir them around in the mixture until they are all fully coated. Heat until boiling, then lower the heat and simmer the drumsticks in a covered skillet for half an hour.
Next, uncover the skillet and allow the drumsticks to simmer for another 15 minutes. Be sure to stir and baste the chicken while it is simmering. Let the drumsticks cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Shrimp Cocktail Plate
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 quarts salted water
Lettuce leaves
Lemon wedges
Homemade cocktail sauce
Add the shrimp to a pot of boiling salted water. Boil until the shrimp turn pink, which will take about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the shrimp and then place them in the refrigerator to chill.
When you are ready to serve the dish, place two layers of lettuce leaves on a platter, then arrange the shrimp on top of the lettuce. Add a bowl of cocktail sauce to the center of the platter and place a bowl of lemon wedges nearby.
Homemade Cocktail Sauce
1 ¼ cup ketchup
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon horseradish
½ teaspoon celery salt
Pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients together and chill.

Another money saving tip for your housewarming party involves sending invitations through email rather than purchasing invitations and paying for postage to mail them to guests. If you have a Facebook account, you can create an event on your page and invite your guests this way.

When sending electronic invitations, remember to include the date, time and address of the gathering. Ask your guests to R.S.V.P. so that you can plan accordingly in buying and preparing housewarming party food.