Friends for lunch. Vege and not. What to feed them?

(11 Posts)
mummy1973 Tue 21-Jan-14 19:20:10

So I'm not a great cook and want something I can do mostly in advance/buy. Some are vege and children coming too. Please help with ideas. Won't be formal and would prefer a slow afternoon of grazing.

littlemefi Tue 21-Jan-14 19:28:09

Why not do a veggie buffet if grazing?
Hummus, pitta bread, nice salad, dips, different types of bread, cheeses etc?
Then everyone can help themselves to things they like and not got to worry about veggie/ non- veggie issues?

Jacket potatoes with choice of toppings. Soup, bread and bits. Vege pasta.

Lagoonablue Tue 21-Jan-14 19:30:06

Pizzas, garlic bread and various salads? Home made or bought.

Quiches, baked potatoes and salads?

A couple of lasagnes, I veg I not and er.......salads.

That is what I would do. Add bread sticks, hummus, olives etc for a bit of grazing too. I would make a big potato salad, a green salad, rice salad maybe. Tomato and mozzarella?

Purplegirly Tue 21-Jan-14 19:30:35

Veggie chilli with all the bits

Lagoonablue Tue 21-Jan-14 19:30:42

Great minds......

defineme Tue 21-Jan-14 19:31:01

I would do houmous, dips, salad, bread, cheese, crisps and then slice up a few pizzas and a quiche. I wouldn't make anything-no point.

ginmakesitallok Tue 21-Jan-14 19:31:42

Yes to buffetty stuff. Spanish tortilla is always a winner

Lagoonablue Tue 21-Jan-14 19:32:17

Ooh yes. Vege chilli, warm wraps, bowl of cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salads. Make tortillas and have a bowl of nachos for a Mexican feast.

3rdnparty Tue 21-Jan-14 19:35:18

How about picking a cuisine...
could do french style eg Quiche or french onion tart(Nigel slater guardian google) is lovely.soup, cold meats, lovely cheeses
Baked Camembert plus crudités and nice bread
Or Mid East meze humus/baba ganoush/foul medames lovely salads etc with some kebabs for meat eaters
Spanish tapas? Roasted peppers, olives, tortilla, chicken n sherry, spicy prawns/ meatballs

All of these can be mainly done in advance/bought !
Would probably do mainly vegetarian with a few bits for meat eaters...

mummy1973 Tue 21-Jan-14 19:41:33

Great ideas. For pud?

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