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Old 11-15-2007, 01:15 AM   #11
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that was a good idea, best from both worlds lol
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:33 AM   #12
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Rom, think about the weather before you decide your dishes. Guests won't want to eat a heavy meal if it's warm or humid and you won't want to be spending your time in a hot kitchen cooking.

If it is warm, why not do something like a mezze plate for opening (catering to the Greeks), either the butter chicken or a tikka dish form (for the B/F), and a nice Italian dessert like tiramisu. All simple, all relatively quick dishes and very low stress.

If it hasn't got that warm where you are yet, why not start with a laksa, have a seafood pasta, and bake a mango tart for dessert with icecream, cream or custard.
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:55 PM   #13
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we decided last nite on butter chicken and tikka and roast turkey hindquarter (for some reason in my post i kept calling it a forequarter- why? i don' t know!!! (my guest wanted to try that) and my bf has to have meatballs or else lol. everything is nice and mismatched lol but well variety for everyone hahahaha, maybe soup before that. actually i could make marinara, bought the seafood stuff the other day and it looks good...

dessert is still iffy, was thinking of cannoli stuffed with homemade custard and cream.
mango tart sounds interesting, she made some sort of tiramisu last time we went there for dinner lol...mmmmmmmmmmmm tiramisuuuuu mmmmmm


nothing matches in this dinner...but i don't care lol..


thanks for the ideas everyone...i think i might be done (still thinking bout dessert)...can't change my mind anymore...drove my bf crazy last nite trying to think of what to cook LOL!!


thanks :)
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:40 PM   #14
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An eclectic dinner sounds like a great, relaxed time, with everyone having some of their favorites!

Have fun, Rom!

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:54 PM   #15
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A really nice, light dessert is:

Mix sour cream and light brown sugar together. Use enough brown sugar to create a nice caramel color and a nice caramel flavor - you'll just have to taste until you are happy.

Take some green grapes and mix in sour cream mixture and let sit in fridge for the day. Make sure your grapes are dry though and not still wet from washing them. This looks really good in wine glasses.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:10 PM   #16
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thats it QSis,

Rom's ECLECTIC Dinner

Soup
Butter Chicken
Chicken Tikka
Roast turkey
Meatballs
things on the side
grapes and sour cream lol OR mango tart OR cheesecake OR cannoli LOLLLLLLLL

That sounds cool kitchenelf!!!!!, no way would i have thought of it!!!!
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:17 PM   #17
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Why not make mini desserts and give people a buffet choice? The first three can be done quite simply, don't know about the cannoli. Do the grape fool in those big shot glasses, make the cheesecake bases with a biscuit cutter and use soft cardboard to form the sides, (removing before serving of course), make the mango tarts in a shallow cupcake tin (not a muffin tin). Gives it a novelty factor, and the first three dishes are quick and easy to do, everyone can have a bit of everything and you cater for different tastes.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:24 PM   #18
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ahhhh if only one had so much time lol
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:27 PM   #19
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If time is a big factor in choosing a dessert, go with a fool or even just a fresh fruit platter. Mars bar fondue perhaps to go with the fruit?
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:38 PM   #20
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OMG mars bar fondue......*so drooling right now* i would probably be the only one to eat that...come to think of it what a gr8 idea more for me ;) ahahah JOKES

is that whats its called? a fool?
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