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What would you serve if you were having people over for supper?

What do most people serve when having company over for supper? I'm looking for something that is both adult and kid friendly. Also, I live in Canada so b-b-q is out! Thanks for any suggestions!


Asked by Gandeluv at 8:03 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I like to do:

    An Italian veggie platter with Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread and dessert OR

    Enchilada's Casserole style with salad, and spanish rice OR

    Chicken Parmesan, Au Gratin Potatoes, Salad, and Garlic Bread OR

    Meatball Sandwiches, Twice Baked Potatoes, and Salad OR

    Chicken Divan with Steamed Rice, muffins or biscuits OR

    Chili, Cornbread, Tortilla Chips, Salad, Veggie Platter

    For desserts I either serve a nice bundt cake, cheesecake, pineapple upside down cake, or maybe a cookie platter with assorted cookies.

    all are things I can make ahead.


    Answer by ohwrite at 8:19 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I've done Italian - lasagne, spaghetti, salad, garlic bread

    North African - crustless quiches, bastilla, harira (Moroccan wedding soup), cassolita (squash sauteed with onions, cinnamon and raisins.)

    The Italian is a little more kid friendly, except in my house where the kids actually beg for the soup and quiche on a weekly basis.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:07 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I would probably make some sort of chicken (seeing as most everyone likes chicken), a vegetable such as asparagus or a mix of oven-roasted vegetables, and then some couscous, rice pilaf, or potatoes. I don't know how kid friendly that is, but my son would love it. :)

    Or, you could make French Dips. Kids love to dip things, and those have Au jus.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 8:17 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • How is bbq out? We bbq all year 'round --by pulling the bbq up to the nearest door. There is just something fun about bbq'ing in a winter coat and gloves in the dark.

    I do tend to make whatever I feel like eating. I have broad taste and like to serve people things I find interesting. Usually alongside more familiar foods, so even if they don't like the unusual, there's usual fare to stave off starvation.

    I like simple foods for home, and more elaborate for potlucks. Mostly 'cause if it's 'all me' I go simple, if it's sharing I don't need to.

    Answer by LindaClement at 8:27 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • As a matter of fact we are having a neighborhood get together this Sat.We will be having my hubby's famous Bob's Burgers(actually loose meat hamburg with a secret ingredient),chips & dip,relishes and whatever.Oh yes and adult beverages.

    Answer by Tikismom at 8:07 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I'd say Italian is good for all age groups.

    Answer by mollgirl at 8:57 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • chicken cordon blue,brocollini and lemon orzo side dish, grilled asparagus and rolls with cream cheese triple chocolate brownies for dessert. send me a Pm if you want recipes

    Answer by luvschocolate at 9:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Well if it's that cold then a big pot of chili or homemade chicken noodle soup would be appropriate! PM me if you want recipes :)

    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:09 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Oh my goodness, standing outside in -43C is definitely not fun!

    Comment by Gandeluv (original poster) at 8:33 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Thanks everyone! Gives me lots of good ideas!

    Comment by Gandeluv (original poster) at 6:37 PM on Jan. 21, 2011