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You're planning a summer birthday dinner.

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PotOfYoghurt Mon 01-Aug-16 17:13:17

It's your birthday. You'll be poking for eternity 6-8 people. Outside. No intolerances or allergies.

What do you serve?

PotOfYoghurt Mon 01-Aug-16 17:16:16

Jesus Christ.

Cooking for 6-8 people.

There shall be no poking going on, of any sort.

Dozer Mon 01-Aug-16 17:16:54


Dozer Mon 01-Aug-16 17:17:35

For a start, as it's your birthday, why not get someone else to do the poking?

JudgyMcJudgypants Mon 01-Aug-16 17:18:41

I'm getting that on a tshirt.

Poking for eternity!

PurpleDaisies Mon 01-Aug-16 17:18:49

Great typo! What do you like to eat?

I'd probably buy really good steak and serve with chunky chips, onion rings, corn on the cob, peas and Diane sauce. Pavlova for pudding.

JudgyMcJudgypants Mon 01-Aug-16 17:19:19

Are you cooking outside or eating outside?

Allalonenow Mon 01-Aug-16 17:20:18

Is the cooking outside or just the eating?

PotOfYoghurt Mon 01-Aug-16 17:20:58

I like to eat everything! Cooking inside, but there is a BBQ I could use as well.

I don't mind doing the cooking, I quite enjoy it. But I've never done it for an occasion as such so but unsure what to cook!

Maverick66 Mon 01-Aug-16 17:26:21

I would do large pot of curry/chilli/ peppered beef and rice.
Let everyone help themselves.
Choice of tear and share breads
Fruit kebabs
Fruit salad
Apple or mixed fruit crumble home made custard or cream
Loads of wine and beer .
Less fuss than a barbecue
All cooked in two pots minimum clearing up afterwards.

Allalonenow Mon 01-Aug-16 17:26:52

Asparagus served cold with lemon mayonnaise
Chicken caesar salad with grapes/celery/cucumber etc
Lemon tart served with raspberries and redcurrants.

PotOfYoghurt Mon 01-Aug-16 18:21:02

Oh yes Pavlova! God I haven't made one of those since I was a kid. May need to practise this weekend...

Highlove Mon 01-Aug-16 19:52:48

I'd go for a joint as the centre piece of the main, one that can be finished on the bbq. So maybe a butterflied leg of lamb in some sort of marinade? Jamie has some good ideas. And also do some sides on the bbq - veg kebabs or whatever. I'd serve with some sexed up couscous.

Pavlova is always a winner. Or a fancy chocolate tart - that always looks impressive.

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