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EVERYBODY! What to cook for a party of six?

Asked by maybe_KB (669points) September 12th, 2008

My fiance has 2 of his Best-Buds coming over
for dinner along w/ 2 of my female Co-workers.
I’ve got time but I need help!
What to make that’s quick, easy or just OUT RIGHT DELICIOUS?
Note: My Co-worker (Stace) worked @ 3 Bar & Grills, P.F.Changs etc..
So I want it to be tasty.

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Nimis's avatar

But, seriously? Those flavour combinations seem like a good jumping point for making your own tapas/dishes. They sound delicious. (Had to refrain myself from licking the monitor.)

shilolo's avatar

I think this would depend on what ingredients you have on hand. At the last minute, I would start with a nice cheese plate (if you can make it to the store in time) paired with some late summer fruit, then a nice salad with a mustard vinaigrette, followed by a main course (again, it all depends on whether you have chicken, beef, lamb on hand, or if everyone is a vegetarian). Lastly, I would serve some ice cream sundaes for dessert (again, assuming you don’t have a ton of time).

hoosier_banana's avatar

Stir fry, always a winner.

shilolo's avatar

I should add, assuming everyone is a meat eater, that steaks are relatively easy to cook, need little to no preparation (like salt and pepper), and are typically a big hit. Or, make some burgers…

cooksalot's avatar

For that matter anything that you can do on a grill would probably work.

maybe_KB's avatar

Damn! Do i have to go buy a grill?

shilolo's avatar

Where do you live? Its late in the USA (both West and East coasts). Is it Australia or New Zealand?

Nimis's avatar

Wait…are you cooking this today?

JackAdams's avatar

I’d contact Colonel Bucket and just stock up on the “buck-buck.”

You can’t “go wrong” with that!

MissAnthrope's avatar

Yeah.. like, how much prep time do you have? Any dietary limitations to consider?

maybe_KB's avatar

No Dietary restrictions.
(6 days to go)
I love grilled foods but don’t own one.
(‘cept for an indoor grill:))
P.s. I really want to make it myself
*hince no take out…
(well maybe i can cheat…just a little:))

JackAdams's avatar

OK, let’s ask this, then:

What do you enjoy preparing, that is fun for you to cook, and what are the things that you know your guests will enjoy?

You know, if you have a good relationship with your neighbors (as I do) you just might be able to borrow an outdoor grill from them, or, if you just wanted to get one for this sole event, then toss it, a very cheap one could be obtained from Goodwill or the Salvation Army

Because you are addressing all of these things well in advance, I’m confident that everything will go perfectly, for you!

My very best wishes!

cooksalot's avatar

Have you checked on my blog? Anyone request anything specific? Fish, Chicken, Beef, Burgers, Veggies? It helps with the search function on my recipe book as some of my cookbooks have 2,000+ recipes to slog through.

marinelife's avatar

Fresh is best for summer. Fresh and cool. A sure-fire winner that is easy as a salad course is to alternate tomatoes with slices of fresh mozzarella. Sprinkle with snipped or torn fresh basil, good quality olive oil, salt and pepper. Delicious.

You could follow that with a seafood linquini or fettucine. I like shrimp, clams, mussels and lump crabmeat in mine. A simple garlic cream sauce with the king of cheese paremsan reggiano (Please get imported—it makes such a difference and grate it fresh.). You could add rolls or Italian bread. (If you want, serve with a pool of olive oil and balsalmic vinegar instead of butter.).

For dessert, I would go with raspberries and whipped cream (drizzloe with melted semi-sweet chocolate), or if you are feeling ambitious, a chocolate mousse with raspberries and whipped cream as garnish.


JackAdams's avatar

You are making me drool,
And that’s really cruel…

chaosrob's avatar

You could look for something familiar and put a twist on it. I spent time with some friends down South this summer who made pizzas from scratch, but baked them in a smoker with some wet apple wood shavings. That was amazing. Perhaps you could do steaks with a crust or a rub, or cold pasta seafood salad, or something. Go for familiar with just a slight twist.

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hoosier_banana's avatar

Dinner was 2 weeks ago papabear.

HighShaman's avatar

How about Chili or Beef Stew… with a side salad would be nice .

OR ; maybe a meatloaf or a pot roast….

The EASY thing to do would be to go to KFC and get a couple of buckets and a hefty order of sides like mashed potatoes and baked beans…. Bring them home and put them into your own dishes etc…

No One would know the diffference….

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