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Old 01-27-2009, 02:33 PM   #11
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That's easy....

Spam sandwiches, hands down. And, if it's really special, I cut the crust off the bread. I dunno, just a crazy moment. Actually, it has to be lasagna, tossed salad with garlic bread. That sounds so good I wish I had time to make it tonight.
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:45 PM   #12
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except for holidays, i hardly ever have more that three or four. usually know when they are coming. i try to make something i know they like, ie. shrimp scampi for dil bday. and she is a lemon lover like me so lemon cake. for more people i make chili, or french onion soup. or a large hunk of meat,, turkey, ham
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:13 PM   #13
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It happens so infrequently, that I usually don't do the same thing. The recent meals I've done are Black Beans & Rice with Cilantro Pesto, Lasagna, Manicotti, Indian or Thai, Pumpkins with Wild Mushroom Stuffing. . . I like to demonstrate that vegan cooking doesn't have to be boring or weird.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:21 PM   #14
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I like to grill for a crowd. Steaks, burgers, chicken, pork, brats, dogs, kebabs, you name it, and I'll grill it!
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:48 PM   #15
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I have more than one. Roast Chicken with mashed potatoes of some kind or a potato gratin (not "au gratin" potatoes); baked chicken and dressing; linguine with white clam sauce; Red Beans and Rice and Fried Pork Chops; Scallops Tommy (p. 86); Falafel Crusted Salmon on a bed of Swiss Chard; Chicken in Red Wine Vinegar Sauce. Seafood Risotto; Rabbit Sinatra, Boeuf Bourguignon. I think that about wraps it up.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:53 PM   #16
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Winter time... soup! Clam chowder is always a big hit or a nice beef/bear stew

Summer or warmer times of the year... chicken of some sort with salads and bread and veggies....
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:46 PM   #17
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Summer Outdoors --- Shrimp or Crawfish Boil - Fish Fry - BBQ
Summer Indoors --- Southern Down Home - Coq Au Vin - Country Captain
Winter Outdoors --- Bourbon
Winter Indoors --- Soup/Chili/Corn Bread -- Gumbo -- Sauce Piquante -- Beef/Venison Stew

Pecan Pie for D-Zert
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:26 PM   #18
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Some of my standard company dinners:

Caesar salad, prime rib roast, twice baked potatoes, asparagus and chocolate mousse.

Lasanga, tossed salad, bread, cheesecake

Chicken and black bean enchiladas, guacamole, chips, margaritas and strawberry cake for dessert

BBQ brisket, mac & cheese, slaw and cupcakes.

ok, now I'm officially hungry.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:25 PM   #19
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Italian. Always italian.

Just depends if it's a week night or weekend and how hot it is outside. When it's hot, no one wants to eat heavy.
I'm with quicksilver, Italian never fails. I usually make a lasagne or pasta fajole (sp? lol), salad, bread and chianti
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:02 PM   #20
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Here is varies birthdays homemade ravioli and gravy, artichokes with parsley,garlic and evoo, stuffed onions, rice torta and foccacia
my fried chicken finished off in the oven with garlic, butter, white wine and lots of garlic..garlic mashed potatoes, green and fruit salads
big thick pork chops coated with black cracked pepper, and then grilled using beer to spritz on as it cooks, twice baked potatoes with butter, cheese, sour cream and sliced green onions bread of any kind and it has to be warm, green salads a must.
Oven shrimp with white wine lots of cracked black pepper and a pinch of cayenne, and lots of butter warm french bread to soak up the shrimp juices and of course a salad..
lots more her as we family party every Sunday
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