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Old 01-23-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Something quick and easy for party of eight...?

Having some friends together tomorrow evening for some casual eating and entertainment, and I'm not sure what I should serve.

Last week when it was just the guys we had some ultimate cheese and chili nachos, but this week the girlfriends are coming too, so something to cater to everyone would be great.

They're bringing some appetizers/salads, so thats covered, just want to figure out some main dish that i can make quick and easy. I was thinking lasagna or something, but seems a bit generic.

Any ideas or suggestions? Much thanks for any input.

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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How about a nice coq au vin? Its easy as pie and if you do all thighs and drumsticks its reasonable too. Let me go find a link for you. If I can't find it I'll post my recipe. (I don't really use a recipe so it might be a bit vague)

AllenOK's Coq au Vin

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So you will need to increase the amounts as you are cooking for a few more than in those recipes, but its good, fast and looks fancy.
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Something quick and easy for party of eight...?

RESERVATIONS! L O L !!!

Just kidding. If the salads and sides are taken care of, what about just a few simple appetizers and grilling something.
Let the grilling fall on the men, then the girls could do cocktails.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:55 PM   #4
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Something quick and easy for party of eight...?

RESERVATIONS! L O L !!!

Just kidding. If the salads and sides are taken care of, what about just a few simple appetizers and grilling something.
Let the grilling fall on the men, then the girls could do cocktails.


This sounds good to me. Honestly, I can make a meal out of the appetizers.

If you think you need more, how about a pot of soup or stew and buy or make a great dessert? With the salads and drinks; that will be plenty.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:08 PM   #5
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It is times like these -- It just may help to know where on planet earth you are! It may not -- but ya never know!!
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:23 PM   #7
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It is times like these -- It just may help to know where on planet earth you are! It may not -- but ya never know!!
Says he is in Toronto. Think its bloody cold there too!
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Says he is in Toronto. Think its bloody cold there too!
NOW it says Toronto...That's in your neck of the woods...So what's for dinner????
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:30 PM   #9
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LMAO! UB, you are a brat! You're closer than I am smartypants. Whats for supper at your house???

(And tomorrow night's dinner is going to be creamy lemon chicken and birthday cake for dessert. My daughter turns 13 and will have 7 friends over...wanna come???)
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If "salads & sides" are coming, I think you need to know what those "salads & sides" are going to consist of before you settle on a main dish. I certainly wouldn't want to go all the trouble of making a Coq Au Vin or a Lasagna & then find out my "salads & sides" consisted of cole slaw & baked beans.
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