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Need menu help for family get together

I am making dinner 8-25 people for 6 days. (other local family members are taking care of breakfast and lunch)

Arrival day
Loaded Potatoe soup in breadbowls, salad - I need an easy deserrt

Day 2
Baked Ziti, Salad, Garlic bread - Need a dessrt for this day too

Day 3
Roasted Pork Tenderloin - Need a starch and a veggie - and apple dumplings (per request)

Day 4
Ham, Cheesy Potatoes, Green beans (need a good recipe), rolls, chocolate cake

Day 5
I have no idea.....

Please help!


Asked by karamille at 2:49 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (7)
  • Make a billion brownies, they keep well in an airtight container and nobody's going to say no to a brownie, especially if you have a little a'la mode action. For the starch on Pork Tenderloin Day, how about Potatoes Dauphinoise? Since the pork is lean, a rich side seems appropriate and you can prep it the day before and just put it in the oven the day of. Google "Potatoes Dauphinoise", I did and there are a zillion versions out there. For Day 5, how about Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas with a green chile and sour cream sauce? PM me if you want a recipe that works well for large groups.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 5:03 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Do something simple like tacos! I hope you have some help!

    Answer by Misteh at 2:50 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Arrival day Loaded Potato soup in bread bowls, salad - shortcake with strawberries. Cut strawberries in to slices length wise. In a  pot/saucepan with water and sugar allow to simmer together. Allow the syrup to develop first before you add the berries so they don't brown as much.Cake is easy buy thr little ones that they make at the store or get the on that you buy that is big if you dont want to get single portioned ones

    Day 2 Baked Ziti, Salad, Garlic bread - cherry cheesecake... they have it in a box you can make it your self...

    Day 3 Roasted Pork Tenderloin - cucumber salad, couscous - and apple dumplings



    Answer by agriffinmom4 at 3:16 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Day 1 JellO and whipped topping
    Day 2 pudding, bread pudding
    Day 3 buttered noodles, frozen corn
    Day 5 Breakfast pancakes, quiche, sausage, bacon, meat pie, toast, sliced tomates&cucumbers, fresh fruit salad

    Answer by QandA at 3:36 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • If you want a simple dessert you can take the Pillsbury pie crust and add one of the fruit fillings to it to make a cherry pie or whatever flavor you like Or you can cut up some Granny Smith & MacIntosh apples, add some sugar, cinnamon, butter and water to help with the jucieness of the apples, add the pie crust cover, bake and you've basically got a apple pie for desert. I usually use a mix of the apples because it balances out the tartness of the Granny Smith Apples. Or there's always brownies or cupcakes.

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 5:24 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Classic Green Bean Casserole

    1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or Healthy Request®)

    1/2 cup milk

    1 teaspoon soy sauce

    Dash ground black pepper

    4 cups cooked cut green beans

    1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions


    Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.

    Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining onions.

    Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

    Fresh fruit salad makes an easy dessert, add some cool whip to it.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 9:44 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Pumpkin Dump Cake

    1 29-ounce can pure pumpkin
    112-ounce can evaporated milk
    3 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 box yellow cake mix
    1 cup chopped pecans
    3/4 cup melted margarine

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first six ingredients until well blended, and pour batter into a 9-by-13-inch greased pan. Sprinkle cake mix on top, and then cover with pecans. Pour melted margarine over top. Bake 50 minutes.

    Top with whipped cream

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 9:47 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

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