Jump to content
What would be on your menu if....
7 replies to this topic
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:00 AM
you have friends coming over one set for dinner will be 7 adults and 5 kids
the other set for lunch 4 adults and 5 kids
what would you serve them for nibbles/main/dessert???
After some new ideas
Oh and I in the first set is a vegetarian
Thanks in advance for your ideas
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:17 AM
Nibbles I usually just go for a couple of types of dip, crackers, cheese, olives. If I'm feeling extra fancy I'll make my own flatbreads and dips.
For the first, maybe lasagna, one vegetarian one meat, plus a couple of salads and bread.
Or a Mexican buffet: tortillas with choice of fillings, meat and vegetarian options. Guacamole, salsa, all the usual accompaniments. Some Mexican rice as a side dish. Everything homemade not Old El Paso.
Dessert: maybe a lemon tart or a cheesecake + lots of fresh berries or a fruit salad, cream and icecream.
For the lunch: I find quiches quite easy to do, so maybe a couple of those with different fillings, plus salads and bread.
Or keep it even simpler and have rolls and nice bread, maybe a barbecued chook and/or selection of cold meats, salad, cheese, condiments, let everyone make their own sandwiches.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:18 AM
In this weather? Anything that didn't involve cooking.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:20 AM
Salads and cold meats for both meals, fruit, jelly and icecream for dessert. I do very little cooking in this weather. Or failing that a bbq and salads.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:25 AM
Lunch I find easy to do a DIY thing, like Bel has said. Usually I would do wraps, grilled veg, cheeses, cold meats, BBQ chicken, salads... place all in the middle of the table and get everyone to make their own
A similar thing for dinner could be pizzas
Or for something fancier, the last dinner party I did, I made up veal roulades (could do with any thin cut of meat and stuff with whatever you want.). Can make these up earlier, then just cook when ready. I served with steamed greens and smashed potatos I think.
Dinner nibbles/entree for me is often an antipasto platter
ETA: or, for that many people and in this weather, a BBQ
Edited by **Mel**, 04 January 2013 - 07:26 AM.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:30 AM
if doing tacos/mecican...
try this for the vege
fry an onion and garlic
add some diced zucchini
can of drained/rinsed red kidney beans
some diced tomatoes/or can
add a dash of sweet chilli sauce
cook down a bit
in nachos/buritos etc
add to nacos
serve as is with humos (as a dip)
on top of spuds
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:35 AM
Great ideas thanks everyone!
Mexican buffet is a great one as is the DIY rolls/sandwiches something to please everyone
Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:38 AM
I like the Mexican option. You could cook it on the BBQ, make it grilled, or is the kids like mince, make that on the BBQ in a pot/pan.
Dessert could be ice cream cones or bowls with toppings. Or gelato.
Lunch BBQ chook, salads etc, with coffee and cookies for dessert, keep it light, specially of these are on the same day.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.
Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.
It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.
A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.
Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.
Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?
As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.
It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.
Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.
Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.
As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.
The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.
A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.
Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.
The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.
Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.
Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.
Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.
One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.
Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!
It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.
Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.
A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.
Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.
Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.
Kate Hudson, 22, was on a dream European holiday with friends. She didn't realise she was about to become a mum.
Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.
Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.
What's in a name?
Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.