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ranoutofquinoaandprosecco Thu 07-Nov-19 17:43:34

So it's DH's biggish birthday in December and he's decided that we should host a family lunch the day after his evening party.

If everyone comes there will be 26 of us 4 children, 2 teenagers and the rest adults.

I'd like to provide something hot that can be prepared in advance. Nothing too spicy (we like it some of the older generation don't)!

Any suggestions to make my life easy?!

Ps DH will be in charge of plenty of drinks.

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Noflora Thu 07-Nov-19 17:49:22

A huge ham (can be boiled days before and roasted just before eating)
Baked potatoes
Salads or veg

This is my big numbers go-to meal. Most people like ham and it makes a great centrepiece. Salads and veg can be as simple or fancy as you can face. Veggies can have different potato toppings.

Dard Thu 07-Nov-19 17:51:48

Why don't u hire a hog roast caterer cook it outside

CIT80 Thu 07-Nov-19 17:53:00

Bbq pulled pork and roasted pork and apple with hot part baked baguettes - some nice salads coleslaw and a cheese board to accompany them ! And maybe some garlic rosemary oven roasted baby jackets

Ricekrispie22 Thu 07-Nov-19 18:13:12

Last time I had a big gathering, I did a few different types of sausages (pork, vegetarian and chicken), herby mash and onion gravy. Served with apple sauce, tomato sauce and mustard. Sausages were cooked in the oven, mash and gravy done on the hob.

Ricekrispie22 Thu 07-Nov-19 18:15:22

I’ve also done baked lamb meatballs (falafel for veggies) served with harissa couscous, warm flatbreads and Greek yogurt.

ranoutofquinoaandprosecco Thu 07-Nov-19 19:05:17

These are all great ideas, thank you.

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Alicia9999 Thu 07-Nov-19 19:13:57

Chili con carne with rice and baked potatoes

Baked risotto, charcuterie board, Focaccia

Couple of lasagnes, salads, garlic bread

Tagine with cous cous, middle eastern salads, pitas and dips

NachoFries Fri 08-Nov-19 04:26:33

Some make ahead suggestions:
Aubergine and Italian sausage gratin
∙ Beef bourguignon
∙ Blinis - your choice of toppings
∙ Brie, cranberry and turkey puff pastry wreaths
∙ Crudités with either a hummus or sour cream drip
∙ Charcuterie and cheese board - check out Pinterest
∙ Lamb sausage rolls with harissa yoghurt
∙ Lamb tagine
∙ Lasagne
∙ Mini meatballs
∙ Mini Yorkshire puddings
∙ Moussaka - you can also make it vegetarian friendly
∙ Potato and cheese balls
∙ Potato salad
∙ Trifle or Tiramisu

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