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July 31, 2004

Company Dinner

We're having guests this week for 3 days. I'm looking forward it. Especially the food. When I was a kid we always got the best food when company came.

Since I'm still recovering from surgery, my brain isn't as quick as usual. I find myself wondering what to prepare. I'm thinking one evening we'll take a cook out to the lake. That's easy and fun. One night we'll eat out. Where I'm stumped is the first dinner.

All of my best "Welcome to our house" dinners are big hearty soups and stews. The kind of thing that can linger on the stove and not depend on a particular arrival time. Great except it's 85F with 94% humidity.

I'll spend some time with my cookbooks and see what turns up. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Posted by Angi at July 31, 2004 12:16 PM


Grill marinated chicken breasts up in advance, slice into strips. Make a huge salad with lots of different greens and anything else you want. Throw it together at the last minute with chow mein noodles and some Asian inspired dressing. It's also good with the chicken still warm from the grill, but it might be easier to get it all together before they get there.

Posted by: Char at July 31, 2004 12:32 PM

What I would make since I am in the same shape you are in.
Get a nice, not fatty roast or some stew meat. Get out your slow cooker, Brown the meat. Mix a can of mushroom soup, a can of beef broth, some water and some onion. Mess it all together in the cooker. Let it slow cook until needed. Season as needed, Serve over rice, noodles or smaqshed 'taters with a nice salad and dessert.
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Posted by: Marian at August 1, 2004 02:02 AM

Marinate chicken,london broil, italian sausages in olive oil, fresh herbs, lemon or lime juice,salt and pepper. Grill. Do the same with mushrooms, onions, red bell pepper or whatever. Make a big salad in advance. Stir up a mustardy, salt pepper, vinegar, dressing in the bottom of the bowl,add parmesan cheese and salad fixings. Buy bread or rolls. Need a starch? Buy Stouffers mac and cheese and nuke it. Dessert? Google fruit galette or purchase dessert.

Posted by: Debra at August 2, 2004 01:14 PM