Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Menu ideas for a dinner party!

Thoughts on how to feed 9 guests (a total of 11 people!), which Alex just keeps shaking his head about. He thinks it won't be fun or we won't have good interactions with so many people. I think it will be a nice first change away from sitting in lecture and studying and taking tests, and not be too personal, since we don't know each other very well yet. So a good first start, and then we can have smaller groups later---

  • Roast chicken was denied (Alex doesn't love it like I do :)
  • Tacos were his suggestion, but in San Antonio, tacos aren't really a dinner party food. More like a big party food- 20 or more people.
  • Skewers? Too much work on the grill!
I love the idea of small plates- roasted cauliflower keeps sounding delicious to me- but am worried that it will take too much work. We are still resistant to potlucks, since they always have such a random mix of foods.

Several salad ideas:

We COULD do an Italian meal- that would be fun! Hmm. Use the Silver Spoon and do some nice cheese and fruit, a simple salad, some pasta... maybe even carbonara... Mmmmm.

New ideas for a summer Italian meal under the trees (with bugspray on) or on couches:
  • Salads: caprese with a twist?  and
  • Main: or from the Silver Spoon
  • Sides (if have meat instead of pasta):
  • Dessert:

1 comment:

  1. The final choice was:
    Grilled vegetable Panzanella
    Rosemary roasted golden potatoes
    BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Figs
    Lemon Squares