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Requesting ideas for dinner
I have a couple of guests tomorrow evening, a co-worker and his wife, and no clue what to make for dinner. Between the three of us we've already had chicken crepes, chicken curry, roast beef, and beef stew. Basically we alternate location (their place or mine) and the host makes dinner. They've actually hosted three times since there are two of them to just me, but we're going to try for alternate visits (I like making stuff, and I don't want them to think I'm trying to get a free meal off them). Even if it's not equal I think it's fair.

Any suggestions for dinner? I'm willing to experiment but I won't have much preparation time.

Edit: I got a suggestion of Spaghetti. I already have most of the ingredients for that so I just need to get the beef. I think that will do nicely.

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zimzat From: zimzat Date: June 3rd, 2008 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Eh... they might work for one or maybe two people, but not for three and especially not for two of the three who have a normal appetite (versus my bird-sized appetite). I also don't think they're all that; not something I would want to serve to occasional guests.
starwind_ From: starwind_ Date: June 3rd, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have had success with versions of the P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps, which are quite easy to make ahead and in large quantities, and I find them perfectly acceptable as a main dish versus an appetizer.

If you did want them as an appetizer, stir fry is one of the fastest things you can make, and you can vary with noodles or rice.

I also have kick ass recipe for thai peanut noodles.

Inquire if you want more ideas. I can spam you ALL DAY.
swanhart From: swanhart Date: June 3rd, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Quick dinners I like:
Pork chops w/ applesauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus, served with a light white wine (perhaps a zin or a pinot gri)

Chicken Cacciatore (chicken breasts cooked with peppers, mushrooms, stewed tomatoes, garlic, onion) served with rice or pasta, italian salad and a red (cab sauv or pinot noir)

Tuna casserole

Fajitas (these are really easy) all you need is some chicken, peppers, onions and flour or corn tortillas. Cook the chicken with the veggies and add in some black pepper, cumin, sage and salt.
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