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Posted 1/2/2013 by Fiddlesticks in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 1/2/2013 2:06:22 AM
I had a whole long story typed out and realized it didn't matter...

We are hosting a get together this Saturday and need something different to serve this particular group. It is a pretty informal group and in the past I have done a taco bar, baked pastas, etc but feel like I am needing to do something different.

I am looking for some new ideas for inspiration and thought maybe the peas would have a great entertaining go-to meal. Anyone care to share?


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Posted: 1/2/2013 2:34:26 AM
I like to do lasagna, with lots of chunky veggies in there - I made one tonight actually. It had carrots, pumpkin, cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and leek all chopped up with the meat and sauce, and then layers of baby spinach on top of the meat layer. Sooo good.

Otherwise I like to make gnocchi (not necessarily homemade gnocchi, though). I do something similar to my lasagna - big chunky vegetables with pasta sauce.

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Posted: 1/2/2013 3:04:27 AM
A roast is always a good choice. My preferred meat is roast lamb with tons of roast vegies (potato, pumpkin, sweet potato, parsnip), also couliflower and broccoli with cheese sauce. Everybody loves a roast!

Otherwise I will cook a variety of Thai dishes, a mixture of mild and hot to cater for everyone. I start with moneybags or roti and a peanut dipping sauce, and the dipping sauce can also be used as a satay sauce for chicken. Everyone who has the peanut dipping sauce asks for the recipe.

Then I do either Penang chicken, red chicken curry, Chang Mai noodles or Massaman beef. Or sometimes 2 or 3 of these, like a banquet, if I have time.
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