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Old 08-21-2007, 02:09 PM   #11
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Your recipe minus the ketchup and hot sauce is what I put on pulled pork for sandwiches.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:16 PM   #12
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Usually followed by a cold beer. ;-)
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:51 PM   #13
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How about a marinated Greek salad recipe sans greens? It's just veggies and kalamata olives marinated in a Greek-style salad dressing. I've made something similar before and it was very popular, with people asking me for the recipe.

Here's one that sounds very much like mine, except that I just sprinkled on the olive oil and red wine vinegar and didn't use balsamic, which doesn't strike me as Greek.

Greek Tomato Salad Recipe

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Old 08-21-2007, 02:57 PM   #14
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some couscous with veggies
I made up a couscous salad recipe that has been all eaten up each time I've made it. I grill a variety of veggies (onions, 2 or 3 colors of peppers, zucchini), chop them up and mix them with cooked couscous, then add a white-wine vinaigrette. It's good warm or cold.

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:03 PM   #15
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Sweet and Tangy Vinegar Based Slaw

1 head cabbage. Cut into very small strips (shred).
1-2 cups vinegar,
4 tablespoons red cooking wine,
2 tablespoons salt,
3 tablespoons pepper.
(optional, 2 tablespoons honey mustard and/or mayo, adjust to desired texture)
you can also add shredded carrots, red onion, bleu cheese etc. I dont.
it is nice to add purple cabbage (or raddichio)

It is somewhat important to refrigerate for a few hours and shake to let the flavors get to know each other. I frequently only do the first 5 steps of this recipe, the rest is if you like yurs fancy, and don't like vinegar slaw much, the creamier slaws are higher in fat so I keep it simple. This is a fairly traditional recipe.

I also might add, shrimp skewers and mini sausages wrapped in croisant dough (cocktail weenies) are fine additions to any gathering.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:10 PM   #16
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pulled brisket sandwiches
chicken kababs
chili
potato salad
maybe some couscous with veggies
some type of 'slaw

Any other ideas?
Breaking down your menu so far, a few ideas...

Cold pasta or cold mac salad

Corn on the cob

coleslaw (already mentioned)

Onion rings

I have a recipe for Greek rice (or pasta) salad, if you are interested - that would go with the chicken kebobs

A big green salad - any veggies you like & dressing of choice

Cucumber & tomato salad

Appetizers - stuffed mushrooms, hummus. (try a search here under appetizers)

A cold soup i.e. gazpacho, melon, peach, cucumber

Or a Fruit-y salad - i.e. watermelon &feta (and prosciutto - opt), mangos & blueberries or pears w walnuts or strawberry spinach salad w raspberry dressing

Fruit kebobs - assorted melon balls (watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew) and chunks of pineapple

Another kebob idea - on skewers - chunks of mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil (marinate the mozzarella in italian dressing) - place on the grill just until cheese is melted. Or Mushroom kebobs and chunks of cheese.

Sangria or lemonade

Ice cream, ice cream cake or ice cream pie

Or one of my faves - grilled peaches filled w vanilla ice icream and blackberry or any jam of choice

For the slaw, I have a recipe that includes apples. (Will go through my recipes.)

Carrot and raisin salad with apricots.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:14 PM   #17
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Reading the list made me hungry. What time will this be ready ;-) ?

I need a sandwich.
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Reading the list made me hungry. What time will this be ready ;-) ?

I need a sandwich.
I may need to have a BBQ too -- real soon.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:57 AM   #19
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Marinade some par boiled thick sliced potatoes in olive oil and garlic and chuck them on the barbie for a while. Yum.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:59 AM   #20
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You guys are awesome...so many choices, such little time!

I'd be interested in one of those 'slaw recipes with apples, that sounds great!
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