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Old 07-11-2014, 07:01 AM   #31
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When I hear someone doesn't eat that because.... My advice to them is, "then don't eat it." Find something else.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:32 AM   #32
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Whatever you serve, make it good, because after age 50 you have to drastically change your diet! LOL
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:40 AM   #33
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This doesn't sound like it's a sit-down dinner with a specific menu. It shouldn't be hard to provide a few dishes for those who have dietary restrictions. It's just common courtesy, if you are aware of the restrictions. After all, you INVITED these people.

I find that most people will eat the things they want and not comment on the rest. That is the polite thing to do. I never tell a host that I don't like something or even that I can't eat it. Just "Thank you, I don't care for any." If they insist, I have them wrap it up for me to take home.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:42 AM   #34
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Whatever you serve, make it good, because after age 50 you have to drastically change your diet! LOL
The list of "can't have" is longer than "can have."
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:33 AM   #35
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She said there are 7 people with 'restrictions', and they made up more than half of the group. Nobody's 'killing it' for anybody.

I completely understand her wish to make her guests comfortable - I would do the same. Many of us see cooking for friends as a gift we give from the heart, and we try to give a gift that they would like.


Andy, I'd love to see the recipe for that olive salad. Care to share?
Next Sunday is the day. I have changed the menu--going with lamb sliders, beef sliders, paneer kabobs, grilled veggies, salads. I may change the menu again, who knows. The desserts will be made on Saturday. I am "between contracts" next week so will be making the buns on Saturday as well. The veggies and salads will be done Friday. I will grind the meats on Friday as well.

It is a very informal affair. I am not CATERING to my guests, I invited them. I can fly any which way in the kitchen. These are all people who I have cooked for many times, just not all at the same time. But, I am going to make those deviled eggs (day before). Are those slices of bacon on the plate in the picture? Maybe veggie sticks instead...
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:28 AM   #36
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This is the recipe for the paneer kabobs:

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Old 07-12-2014, 10:02 AM   #37
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You could add veggie burgers (I like Boca Burgers) for a vegetarian slider option. With the sliders, you could also have romaine lettuce to wrap the burgers for a gluten-free, low-carb, paleo option.

Since you are grilling veggies, consider grilling thick pineapple slices! They are so good!
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Yup, it's bacon. What about making a "nest" of cole slaw?
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Yup, it's bacon. What about making a "nest" of cole slaw?
A cabbage next with carrot sticks was what I was thinking.
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The party was a huge success. Of course, I have leftover food (no cake leftover, thankfully!). The guests all had a great time and I had two great helpers in the kitchen, they even did the dishes so I didn't have all that clean up. The only complaint was from the guest of honour "You could've skipped the happy birthday table cloths."

With all the activity going on, forgot to take pics of the food, but did get one of Myrtle and one of the young guests:
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