I'm not a fan of making appetizers. It's too much work for too little reward in my mind. Give me a side or a main course any day of the week over an appetizer. But today my boy Bittman offers 101 Simple Appetizers in 20 minutes or less. The NY Times column details loads of appetizing canapes that looks pretty quick and simple.
The ones that stick out on this list for me are the skirt steak and the shopped shrimp with pesto mayo. Further down the rumaki with portabello would be great as well. Now I have some new ideas in case I need to bring an appetizer anywhere.