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Old 11-14-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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Question Ohhh what to cook??????

I have no problem ever deciding what to cook for a dinner party...BUT i have had like over a week to decide and I still have NO IDEA, its not even a formal dinner or anything (! ARGHH

Basically and Mooooooo are OUT

Things that might or might not be on the menu

Some sort of "red sauce" pasta/spaghetti/maccaroni/fettucine
or a soup
or Lasagne
Butter chicken
lamb meatballs on the side of something
roast duck/rabbit/lamb/turkey forequarter
maybe something tikka related on the side lol
obviously some sort of salad

don't know if should have some sort of indian/italian influence
bf = indian, me =italian/aussie
guests = greek and italian

what in the world can i do for dessert - theres like 50million desserts out there and my mind has gone blank

it's like i forgot what i can cook all of a sudden - thinking about other things i guess, dinner party last thing on my mind.

Sorry i am just rambling, thinking my thinking process out loud....what to come up with who knows...I am sure nothing will match LOL

If you had to go to someone's house for dinner what would you feel like eating (I should ask myself the same thing)


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Old 11-14-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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I don't know what "butter chicken" is, but I like the sounds of it.

How about making some traditional American dishes?

A couple of ideas:

Waldorf Salad
Spinach Salad (with bacon and hard boiled eggs)

Chicken and Dumplings
Fried Chicken with Macaroni and Cheese

Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert
Boston Creme Pie
NY Cheesecake

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the ideas!!!!

Butter Chicken, in Australia is a very popular Indian Dish (seems thats all anyone knows hahaha) - Just confirmed with the guest, they do like Indian food LOL

Chicken and Dumplings - i'll search around the forum is i can see exactly what that is.
Boston Creme Pie, that sounds interesting - might have a look at whats involved lol never had it before.
I make Cheesecake which everyone loves, but my bf is not a cheesecake fan....lol

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Old 11-14-2007, 08:22 PM   #4
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Rom,

There are as many recipes for Chicken and Dumplings as there are cooks. It's a delicious chicken stew, and my favorite dumplings are the homemade "noodles". Old-fashioned comfort food, but not at all highly seasoned, so keep that in mind. The key is to make a rich, savory broth.

Here's one like I make:Chicken and Dumplings Recipe: Recipes: Food Network

Boston Cream Pie is a vanilla cake with vanilla pudding in the middle, and a chocolate ganache on top. Here's a picture Google Image Result for http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/IMAGES/Massachusetts/boston_cream_pie.jpg

Have fun!

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Old 11-14-2007, 09:28 PM   #5
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There are as many recipes for Chicken and Dumplings as there are cooks. It's a delicious chicken stew, and my favorite dumplings are the homemade "noodles". Old-fashioned comfort food, but not at all highly seasoned, so keep that in mind. The key is to make a rich, savory broth.
Pass the Cornbread please!!!!



Think about Shrimp Lasagna....Yummy!
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:11 PM   #6
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Homemade Indian food is always a special treat! Butter chicken sound yummy!
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:13 PM   #7
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Not too long ago I made Curried Chicken for several guests. EVERYONE enjoyed, so much that even someone who doesnt eat chicken came back for more. it's simple but very good and filling. since it's a bit heavy I would do a big fruit salad for dessert and maybe some sorbet.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:17 PM   #8
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LOL...hmm chicken and dumplings....will have to look at this at home...link blocked by work of course, something not heavy in the beginning is good because no eats anything later LOL

OH man Shrimp lasagne??? I just got real hungry LOL

Butter chicken is a strong contender for saturday lol

edit: um...should i say "darnit" then in place of the stars?
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With your curried chicken do u use individual spices or actual curry powder? i make something with curry powder but mines not very exciting lol
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:27 AM   #10
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I use both indivdual spices and curry powder. if you'd like a loose recipe I could give it to you. I say loose because I use two curry recipes I found online that I combined and then still add my own touches. but, it's super easy and delicious.
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