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Old 12-16-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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Question Hi, need menu help and ideas.

I am planning this event, branch after wedding, but it will be late in the day . The bride to be requested to make it dairy.

She wants penne a la vodka, thatís fine,
Iím thinking onion soup
and maybe lasagna,

but what else. I am open for suggestions and revision of what I already have, except the bridal request. I am talking about 50-60 people .

Dairy or vegetarian dishes only, please.

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Old 12-16-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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Well... gotta have lots of garlic bread to go with all the above mentioned foods

Spinach salad... I'm a huge fan of the one Jkath posted on here. It has a wonderful orange dressing.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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Yes definitely garlic bread.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:59 AM   #4
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Oh, yeah, salad, I do not like vegies, and never think about that, that's bad. But spinach salad with some cheese and nice dressing might be a good idea.

What else? Keep it coming.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:11 PM   #5
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what about a platter of either roasted veggies or grilled veggies?

The root veggies which are some what in season now roast very well.

maybe some spinach ricotta cakes
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:13 PM   #6
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I probably wouldn't make 2 pasta dishes.

This is a brunch? If so, what about frittatas or crepes ?
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I make a Mushroom Bolognese sauce that would be a good base for lasagna, maybe with layers of Parmesan or Ricotta, sauce and bechamel. I use soy milk and tofu (instead of ricotta), but you wouldn't have those restrictions. Cabbage would be a good cooked vegetable. It can simmer in a pot forever--and be kept warm until needed. Cold rice salad could me made ahead too.

Sounds fun, good luck =)
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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Make cream of onion soup, spanakopita is always a favorite. Eggplant parmigiana, Braised leeks, tomato and feta cheese salad with black olives with a greek olive oil dressing.
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Here is the salad I was talking about Charlie



Make Dressing first, as it needs to chill:
1/2 c. cider vinegar
1 c. granulated sugar
Microwave 2+ minutes on high till boiling
Stir, and add:
1/2 c. oil
Juice of 1 large navel orange
Store in bottle; You'll need to give the bottle a good shake right before serving.

In large bowl, mix:

1 prepackaged baby spinach
1 can (drained) mandarin oranges
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

Add:
1 packaged (I used Louis Rich) honey roasted chicken (not slices!), cut up
Stir genty

Put into glass bowl (really looks pretty), and top with:
1 package fresh raspberries
prepackaged candied pecans (just enough to look right)

Just before serving, drizzle with orange dressing
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