Give me some inspiration please!(6 Posts)
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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?
Baked potatoes, corn on the cob or sweetcorn
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!
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.
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...
jacket side.or buttery new potatos.some swee tpotato and norm potato wedges.
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 carrrots.green beans mange tout etc.
honey butter carrots.
mac and cheese.
Instead of crusty bread buy rolls then you can have ham and slaw rolls
Corn on the cob and fries on the side
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