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|Posted: 12/9/2012 7:10:05 PM|
For lunch. I am having cookie day at my house and need the ovens for baking cookies.
Just can not think of something other than the usual things.
Want to do something fun and different.
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 7:11:52 PM|
Something in the Crock Pot. Are you hosting and need to cook or is it pot luck? I'd do chili or some sort of hearty soup/stew and salad maybe.
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 7:16:51 PM|
I am hosting and don't want people to bring things. This is for half children and half adults.
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 7:18:09 PM|
Do you want to make or buy?
You could get an assortment of deli cold cuts and cheese and small rolls. Or chicken salad and croissants.
You could make a pasta salad (my mother made a taco salad one that I really like, but you could make an italian one or greek one or whatever).
|Posted: 12/9/2012 7:24:39 PM|
Crock pot hot dogs with fixings
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 7:26:16 PM|
Burning Feather's Italian Beef
Use the grill
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 7:26:42 PM|
Pulled Pork sandwiches. Pulled pork in the crockpot. Throw in a can of coke in with. I don't add the BBQ sauce till I shred it at the end.
Or you can do sweet n sour meatballs in the crockpot.
|Posted: 12/9/2012 9:26:09 PM|
Cook the meat beforehand and keep warm in crockpot.
Queso can be heated in crockpot.
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 9:31:07 PM|
Lots of options if you have a big enough crock pot - or you can use the stovetop if needed.
Taco meat in crock pot (beef or shredded chicken)
hot turkey and gravy for sammies
|Posted: 12/9/2012 9:42:10 PM|
Chicken salad sandwiches
Hawaiian Haystacks using the crockpot to keep it warm
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 9:43:20 PM|
Burning Feathers Italian Beef
Baked potato soup
|Posted: 12/9/2012 9:45:03 PM|
We've also done baked potato lunches after cooking the potatoes ahead of time and warming them or cooking them in the crock pot.
You can also just do sandwiches on croissants or something...
Loc: down on da bayou
|Posted: 12/9/2012 9:45:04 PM|
Jambalaya, salad, and French bread
Gumbo and French bread
Hot dogs and chili
Chuck roast in gravy sandwiches
|Posted: 12/9/2012 9:45:32 PM|
make sloppy joes ahead and rewarm them in the crock pot with chips & cole slaw, easy peasy, no fuss.
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 9:53:05 PM|
I did a pasta bar the last time I had DH's family over for dinner... We did three sauces (alfredo, bolognese, and a vodka cream sauce) and angel hair, farfalle, and penne noodles.
The sauces were made ahead of time (stayed warm in crock pots), and we had the boiling water ready to go in large stock pots... Cooked the pasta, and then let them choose the sauce. A cheese grater makes it fun for the kids, and garlic bread and a green salad finished it off.
There were around 30 of us, and it worked just fine. In retrospect, I might only do two sauces. The alfredo was the first to go, and the vodka cream was the last... probably because it was spicy. Everyone loved it, but it was more of a second helping choice.
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 10:03:50 PM|
Soup and/or chile in the crockpot
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|Posted: 12/9/2012 10:13:28 PM|
My SIL hosted a lunch today. She did:
a platter of different cheeses with apple slices, walnuts and crackers
a make your own sandwich platter with mini sourdough rolls, lunch meat, cheese, etc.
a crockpot of meatballs
chips and veggies with dip
|Posted: 12/9/2012 10:13:48 PM|
Where are you geographically? I live in southern California and would probably just throw some carne asada on the grill, make some sides and call it a day.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 6:13:47 AM|
Thank you everyone. I am not sure why I am having a hard time deciding what to make. I really like the pasta bar. My kitchen will be full of people so I am putting all the food in my foyer.
|Posted: 12/10/2012 6:17:49 AM|
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 7:03:12 AM|
I would do deli trays and salads.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 7:07:34 AM|Order pizza and stuffed breads and maybe a tray of baked ziti - make a big salad and I think everyone will be happy!
|Posted: 12/10/2012 7:29:22 AM|
I'm thinking pasta and potato salads, maybe vegetables, turkey and other types of Joe's. Maybe a side of pickles, some cole slaw, etc. Or, you could whip up some chili and have that with cornbread that you baked ahead of time (or bought) and a bunch of toppings like cheese, chives, sour cream, etc.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 3:55:13 PM|
You could do a potato bar.
The potatoes can be baked ahead of time them put into a crock pot in their foil until ready to serve.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:08:26 PM|This is the recipe I came up with for DH to take to his annual office potluck holiday lunch. Hearty, easy, & everybody likes it.
Holiday Sausage Stew
For preparing in a 6-quart slow cooker, prox. 20 servings.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 medium green peppers, diced
1 7 oz cooked ham steak, cubed
5 1 lb. packages Smoked Sausages aka "Little Smokies", cut into halves
1 15-1/2 oz can black beans, drained
1 16 oz can stems & pieces mushrooms, drained
2 26 oz jars Classico Tomato & Basil sauce (spaghetti sauce)
1 26 oz jar Classico Spicy Red Pepper sauce (spaghetti sauce)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
Heat oil in large skillet. Saute diced onions & green pepper until tender. Drain. Combine all ingredients into slow cooker; blend well. Heat on medium for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
I don't recommend doing as he did, & dumping the crock pot on the passenger side of your vehicle.
I've been a dilettante, but I'm thinking of dabbling in something else.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:10:22 PM|
I would suggest a fruit and veggie tray and cold deli sandwiches.
|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:44:49 PM|
You could do a pesto penne pasta, with chicken. Get the already roasted chickens from Sams/Cosco or your local grocer. Cook up the pasta, add jarred pesto, cut pull apart chicken and cut into pieces. It's delicious.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 6:10:36 PM|
How bout a couple kinds of soup? Then you could you use the stove top instead or make them ahead of time and keep them warm in crockpots.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 6:46:52 PM|
Chili in a crockpot and cornbread.
|Posted: 12/10/2012 9:05:40 PM|taco salad bar.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 9:46:11 PM|
Thank you again. I am doing 3 soups, bread and a salad.