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Old 01-02-2018, 04:23 PM
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So, I having a small get together in a few days and I wanted some opinions about a possible menu. I was thinking various types of salads, a tossed salad, a pasta salad, a corn and black bean salad, and maybe one other type maybe caesar salad. then some type of either chicken drumettes or meatballs in the crockpot. Opinions and or suggestions please! Last year I did a taco bat and it was a big hit but I didn't want to repeat that. Thanks in advance!


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Love the idea!
Old 01-02-2018, 04:34 PM
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tossed salad
pasta salad
corn and black bean salad

I love all of those choices!

What about a broccoli salad for some added color? Or maybe a fruit salad?

Meat from the crock pot sounds good too for a little protein.

Then next year you can do a potato bar with all the fixings! Yum!
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I love the idea of a broccoli salad! Thanks for the suggestion. I looked up a potato bar and that sounds so yummy! I'm definitely doing that one next!
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:15 PM
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The salads sound great. Maybe a pot of soup would go well with it. My favorite meal is soup and salad. A lof of bread would be good. There are a lot of cheap soups you can see what is on sale.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:21 PM
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That's another great idea! Thanks so much!


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Old 01-02-2018, 05:27 PM
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I would love you salad menu! It's really cold where I live so a variety of soups would be popular in my area! If there will be guys at your party you might consider adding warm meats like meatballs and sausages in a crock pot. Guys tend to like a hearty meal and aren't always salad lovers.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:31 PM
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Soup, most definitely . Do it in a crock pot.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:33 PM
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You're right, guys aren't always into salads. So I definitely plan to have meatballs in a crockpot and I will think about a good soup that can be made in the crockpot too!
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:49 PM
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Soup and salad sounds good to me!
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:09 AM
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Crock pot Mac and cheese? Trisha Yearwood has a recipe that looks delicious. I havenít tried it, but Iím planning on it.

Your salads sound great!


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This is such a great idea!
Old 01-03-2018, 01:47 PM
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Dinner parties really don't have to be formal and expensive. I can't get the idea out of my head.

I was thinking quiche would be a good option one year since eggs are so cheap. If you make your own crusts and grate your own cheese that will also make the dishes more affordable. I have a mix and match recipe where you select the vegetable, meat and type of cheese so the possibilities are endless. I have included it here a link. Add a cup of soup or a side tossed salad and you are done!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...d-match-quiche
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I love the Quiche idea!
Old 01-03-2018, 01:51 PM
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I'm just going to have more than one dinner party to accommodate all of these wonderful ideas!
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:08 PM
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I love the quiche idea as well! I read just yesterday that you can freeze quiche for up to two months. I'm going to think of an excuse to have a quiche dinner party.
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