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PinkFluffyChickenTrousers Wed 21-Mar-18 23:38:35

Mumsnetters I need some inspiration.

Have around 11 people inc 3 children for dinner tomorrow night.

I am going to slow cook a ham, and make some coleslaw, and do some crusty bread. Have hit a brick wall now though, can't think of what else to do with it? They are a greedy bunch and will want a more substantial tea than this, does anyone have any ideas for things I can add?


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Blondie1984 Wed 21-Mar-18 23:50:44

Baked potatoes, corn on the cob or sweetcorn

MyCatIsAPsychopath Thu 22-Mar-18 00:04:02

Jacket potatoes plus fillings such as beans and grated cheese (plus your coleslaw). Corn on the cobs, beetroot, onion rings, cauliflower cheese. Making myself hungry now!

Tigerpit Thu 22-Mar-18 11:22:12

I put out bowls of stuff in this kind of situation - not all of these, just as many as I feel I need, depending on numbers.

Rice and/or pasta salad.
Potato salad.
Plate of grilled tomatoes.
Big bowl of cherry tomatoes, radishes, carrot batons.
Couple of pots of hoummous, maybe another dip or two.
Bowl of tortilla chips.
Big bowl of salsa and bowls of olives, jalapenos, pickled onions, gherkins, beetroot....pickles you like, basically!
Cocktail sausages, cooked in Nigella's sticky marinade.
Chicken drumsticks, cold or hot.
Basket of bread - depending on the main, I do pittas, mini naans, bagels, fresh baguette, or breadsticks. I've also been known to fill a basket with different crackers, alongside a plate of different cheeses.

People love diving into a table picnic...

kateandme Thu 22-Mar-18 12:08:58

jacket side.or buttery new potatos.some swee tpotato and norm potato wedges.
parsley sauce
beans.posh it up with some mixed Heinz beans if you must hehe.
chicken thighs or portions cooked in a honey mustard sauce or sticky marinade would go great with the ham.or just plain even.
big side of veggies.brocoli beans mange tout etc.
little sauasages.
some sweetcorn.
honey butter carrots.
scalloped taters.
mac and cheese.

QuiteLikely5 Thu 22-Mar-18 12:20:34

Instead of crusty bread buy rolls then you can have ham and slaw rolls

Corn on the cob and fries on the side

Buy desserts

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