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What is your go-to recipe when you have surprise company at dinner?

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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 Occasionally family will drop in on us as they pass through our city to visit someone else or to go home from their beach trip and expect us to feed them dinner. I plan my weeks' meals in advance, so I don't really prepare for company like that. I do, however, have some staples on hand and can often create a meal out of that, and usually it's spaghetti I turn to.

What's your go-to recipe for situations like that?


by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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LovesFredric
by Amanda on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Spaghetti is a good go to! We don't generally have drop in company (thank goodness).

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM

 Spaghetti or baked ziti.

proudmommy690
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 1:28 PM
we never have company. but when we used to go to his friends and make dinner we'd do tacos...quick and easy.. even when they've come here.
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gmadiane
by Bronze Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM

we dont have company drop in often but spaghetti is always a good choice or meat loaf

bamababe1975
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

 Haha, we got a cat and my sil is allergic so she and my bro don't drop in much anymore and they were the main instigators of the surprise visits at dinner. Wish I'd gotten a cat years ago! (I know, I'm mean, lol)

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Apr. 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM

We never have company over.  I don't know what I would do since I normally don't cook until I get home from work.

momkaribg
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 11:52 AM

 Chilli

elijahsmama09
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Spaghetti, goulash, chilli....
ceciliam
by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Baked ziti or home made mac & cheese.

alliesmom112
by Bronze Member on Apr. 26, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Chicken Parm. It is something easy that people think take a long time and is always yummy

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