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Oh Kathleen....What were you thinking!!! ?**&^*& Here is what I would do
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Posted to Thread #12863 at 9:11 pm on Dec 3, 2008
Based on your child/adult ratio, I would try to make it as simple as possible. I really enjoy the lasagne at Cosco / BJ's. They make some incredible meat/vegitarian lasagnes.
I would also purchase their large bags of romaine lettuce and make a great ceasar salad dressing. I love the garlic one on epi. You can make some home made croutons the day before, and will be very impressive. When you serve; if you can, purchase a large piece of parmesean and sliver pieces with your cucumber/potato peeler.
I also would make a great garlic bread. No one likes to admit that they eat it, but it all seems to dissapear. I love Pegs recipe for stuffed garlic bread. Not sure if it has made it's way over from Gails. BUT, it is really good, and make ahead.
I would ask your friends to either bring dessert or appetizers. In my case, I am not a sweet eater, so I am always asking for after dinner help.
It will all work out and be alot of fun!! Kudos to you to coordinating!
Other messages in this thread:
- 12863. Just went a little insane and invited the neighborhood over for NYE dinner... - Kathleen - 8:08pm on 12/03/08 (26)
- My in-laws had everyone over for a big pot of Jambalaya every year when the kids were young. - desertjean - 8:47pm on 12/03/08
- Oh Kathleen....What were you thinking!!! ?**&^*& Here is what I would do - barb_b - 9:11pm on 12/03/08
- Every New Years Day, we serve a traditional New Years Day meal: - Steve2 in LA - 9:16pm on 12/03/08
- Make that "Southern New Years Day Meal". [NT] - Steve2 in LA - 9:16pm on 12/03/08
- Thanks for the ideas.... - Kathleen - 9:25pm on 12/03/08
- I love the idea of a brownie sundae bar! [NT] - DawnNYS - 10:01pm on 12/06/08
- I had some costco lasagna last Friday and it was quite good---needed to be baked a bit longer, but - AngAk - 6:06pm on 12/08/08
- BJ's lasagna is very good too. Tastes like homemade. [NT] - DawnNYS - 12:10pm on 12/09/08
- What, Steve, no lentils?! - DawnNYS - 10:00pm on 12/06/08
- Is This It, Been In My Files for 10 years or so. REC: Stuffed Garlic Bread - KiwiChris Melb Oz - 9:24am on 12/04/08
- That's it! We really enjoy this recipe! Stuffed Garlic Bread...YUM! - barb_b - 2:25pm on 12/04/08
- Chili, Goulash, Soup, Salad, and sides.... [LINK] - MariaDNoCA - 9:28pm on 12/03/08
- Most kids like pasta... - suz - 10:42pm on 12/03/08
- Lasagna or some other baked pasta would get my vote! Godd luck, and enjoy! [NT] - DawnNYS - 9:53pm on 12/06/08
- One of my favorite articles in Sunset described a family that invited the neighborhood every week. - Traca - 11:15pm on 12/03/08
- After the posts about what to do with and how to eat pom seeds, I can just see Kathleen's house - PatBastrop - 12:13am on 12/04/08
- I'm doing a chili dinner--three kinds of chili: chicken&white bean, - DJM - 11:29pm on 12/03/08
- taco/burrito bar, baked potato bar, pasta bar. the pulled pork and Baked beans sounds great - AngAk - 11:33pm on 12/03/08
- How about the Beef Stew thread at 12855? I would do a big pot of Beef Bourguinon, which is best done - Joe - 4:10am on 12/04/08
- BTW, I think it's great that you invited the neighborhood. Here's another idea, my favorite chicken [LINK] - Joe - 4:16am on 12/04/08
- Thanks for all the advice..... - Kathleen - 3:52pm on 12/04/08
- [psst, Kathleen? Did Joes' ideas include getting your guests to dig out a koi pond?] [NT] - MarilynFL - 5:46pm on 12/04/08
- LOL.... Kathleen, in case you missed it, do a search, Joe got a fraternity to help create a lovely - barb_b - 8:14pm on 12/04/08
- Might be tricky in the single digits. Best to stick with Monopoly or Twister [NT] - Joe - 6:32am on 12/05/08