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Old 07-14-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
 
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Default What's your go-to meal when having guests for dinner?

Do you have something you make a lot for guests? I'm having a couple over for dinner soon and I don't know what to make. I need ideas...
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
 
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I feel like chicken is always a safe dish. My fail proof chicken meal is backed chicken. I pour cream of mushroom soup over chicken breast and in 1 hour a great meal. No other seasonings are needed. For sides I do rice and some sort of veggie. Guests always leave full
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:11 PM   #3
 
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My go-to is chicken and a pasta dish.

For the chicken, I coat a pan with olive oil then add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsely, then put some chicken breasts in, and add more of everything on top then brush it around. I bake it in the oven, flipping halfway through.

For the pasta, I usually do penne. While it's cooking, I sautee some canellini beans and fresh spinach in oil and garlic with some red pepper flakes, then combine the spinach/bean mixture with the pasta. Adding some more oil or reserved pasta water if it seems dry. You can add cheese too if you want (parmesan or asiago work well). If it's someone I know doesn't like beans, I'll get a cheese or spinach/cheese tortellini instead of the penne, and just sautee spinach to go with it.

Dessert varies, usually something seasonal.
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:14 PM   #5
 
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Lasagna, but it takes awhile---but there's always leftovers.
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A restaurant.

Lame, I know. But honest.
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food that taste good room temperature like grilled sausages & veggies, bean salads, dips and breads or food that is cooked in the oven for a long time and can stay warm like braised meats
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:55 AM   #8
 
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It varies, but right now it's oven-baked honey-mustard chicken with rice pilaf (from a box is fine) and steamed asparagus. Appetizer is mixed baby greens with tomatoes and a homemade vinaigrette (half olive oil, half balsamic vinegar, some salt and pepper).

So good, so easy, and seems fancier than it is.
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When anybody comes over for dinner, they always expect my pasta sauce. I make it "Sunday gravy" style, with pork, a little veal, and Italian sausage.
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