Guests coming. If we BBQ for lunch what shall I feed them for dinner?

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Trying to avoid too much work. I shall make some interesting salads and we've got a variety of BBQ things to eat. That will take me a couple of hours to prep as I'll make a pud too.
Ordinarily dh and I wouldn't bother with dinner after a big BBQ, we would just feed the kids in the evening and maybe eat some leftovers much later.
So any ideas for a post BBQ dinner? Wondering about making a lasagne the day before and giving that to adults and kids?

snowlie Sun 04-Aug-13 22:26:28

I'd go for a bit of a smorgusboard - good cheeses, with deli bits and pieces - artichokes, olives, roast veg, BBQ leftovers, good bread with a homemade cake to finish.
Most people eat one big meal a day, I really don't think they'd feel short changed by something casual in the evening.

BIWI Sun 04-Aug-13 14:44:16


LadyMilfordHaven Sun 04-Aug-13 14:40:01

Bastard. I got it wrong.

I like olives, marzipan, and anchovies. You are thinking of coriander. Eurgh. I'm going to do cheese board, prosciutto, olives, anchovies etc and naice bread. Is only one family, not a big do

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 03-Aug-13 20:24:53

I happen to know shopping fails on one of those!!

.( Hey, shopping i am finally going out in that Zara animal print top we got in lunnon. Plus. You can have the uniqlo thing. Bad on me. )

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 03-Aug-13 20:23:39

No. It's not.
Marzipan. Olives. Anchovies.

Fennel does not feature. ;)

Tbh it was my sisters list. Bet she's forgotten ever making it up
Pears too. Yuk

Waffling Sat 03-Aug-13 18:33:17


BIWI Sat 03-Aug-13 18:26:33

Hah! So fennel is not on your list of things people have to like then, LMH? wink

moondog Sat 03-Aug-13 18:23:50

Fennel is lovely treated right.
Thinly sliced, dressed with olive oil and served with orange and olives.

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 03-Aug-13 17:57:41

lol. i hate fennel

Parmarella Sat 03-Aug-13 17:54:21

Something light and elegant, maybe a gazpacho or fennel salad with goat's cheese and a selection of little rolls.

Waffling Sat 03-Aug-13 17:50:54

Nooo. People stuff themselves at barbeques. Sandwiches. Nice cake etc. The barbeque is the main event.

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 03-Aug-13 15:03:07

soup? in august?

moondog Sat 03-Aug-13 15:02:46

Pasta and salad.
No garlic bread. The work of the dvil.

tywysogesgymraeg Sat 03-Aug-13 15:01:17

Something light. How about a nice home made soup and a roll?

Coconutty Sat 03-Aug-13 14:53:54

I think the tart sounds good, with leftover salads and olives etc?

MrsBungle Sat 03-Aug-13 14:49:47

A big bowl of pasta or chilli? Few bits of garlic bread.

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 03-Aug-13 14:47:31

OR shopping, flat pizzas they can just stand and have a slice ( the adults)

get bases then tart up, marks do a nice square one

We have to do adults and kids meal because they're not staying the night, will head for home 8ish so will need to feed everyone at 6ish. Cheese board with nice bits sounds good. Could get olives and stuffed little peppers and things. Could do sandwiches for the kids.

justaweeone Sat 03-Aug-13 14:28:40

I do not think you need a meal as a bbq tends to be quite filling with all that meat.

justaweeone Sat 03-Aug-13 14:27:13

Sorry about typos!

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 03-Aug-13 14:27:05

i wouldnt do adults and kids meal. not at all relaxing

LadyMilfordHaven Sat 03-Aug-13 14:26:42

I think youll need a meal tbh - not leftovers

justaweeone Sat 03-Aug-13 14:26:03

Cheese plate with celery,pickles etc and fruit plate (could always some melt some chocolate )andvmaybe some hot nibbles,crisps etc if you think necessary.
I would not each much after a lunch bbq just maybe a bit of cheese.

Would you not be disappointed with that as a guest? She is a fabulous cook. Maybe I could do a puff pastry tart type thing that we could have with the leftover salads?

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