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Old 08-28-2006, 02:27 AM   #11
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I normally serve family style too. A couple years ago I used to plate individually, I think mainly because I liked the art of plating and also because I didn't have enough serving platters at the time. In the end I've decided that plating is just too much work and now I do it if it's just for 3 pax at the most. Besides, no offense to anybody but nowadays I just find plating at home just a tad 'pretentious' (-- but this is just me).
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:10 AM   #12
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Family style for me too unless the main course is an over the top kinda expensive dish. I say this as most Kiwi blokes are notorious meat and seafood eaters. And thats wonderful. But....2 crayfish on a plate is TOTALLY over the top.
Still, we are talking Kiwi blokes, and rugby players too ( well often, and local ones) so Im carrying on!
When it comes to a Barbie, those boys can go at it with a vengeance and my blessings. lolol I just stand back...watch...and admire.

I mean to say, what is a girl to do after all??!
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:27 AM   #13
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guests are always good friends and as mudbug said " if you are eating at my house you are family"...

I almost always serve buffet and for the same reason as others - I have no idea if everyone likes everything and I don't want them to feel like they have to try everything. If it is just my grandchildren with us, I fix their plates, but ask them about things I'm not sure of. They are usually up for most anything.
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:14 PM   #14
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In our house it's always been each person grabs a bowl and brings it with them and then we serve family style. I've never done formal because I'm just too casual a person to pull it off.
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