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Seventies dinner party - ideas needed!

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froot Tue 15-Feb-05 18:09:50

We are having cheesy footballs first to nibble, then prawn cocktail for a starter, pavlova and black forest gateaux for dessert.......but I am stuck on the main course.

Anyone got any ideas??

Yorkiegirl Tue 15-Feb-05 18:10:47

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mrsflowerpot Tue 15-Feb-05 18:11:21


Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 18:11:35

Beef Wellington? Don't know why though ..!!!!

bran Tue 15-Feb-05 18:12:06


Something en croute?

bran Tue 15-Feb-05 18:12:37

Great minds think alike Mrsflowerpot and Merlin.

Potty1 Tue 15-Feb-05 18:13:00

Steak a la Berni Inn.

And blue nun/libfraumilch to drink. Or a 'party can' do you remember those?

Waswondering Tue 15-Feb-05 18:13:59

Boeuf Burgin-yon (no idea how to spell!)
Chilli con carne

Will check back later, but mum gave me one of her 1970s cookbooks, from which she got the above recipes. I'll see if there is anything else suitably retro.

Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 18:14:56

Froot - meant to say when I saw your menu that's what I would dish up for a dinner party anyway - seventies??!!!!

bettys Tue 15-Feb-05 18:21:44

Duck a l'orange
Coq au vin
Steak au poivre
Chicken Kiev
Sounds rather nice!

Cam Tue 15-Feb-05 18:22:21

spaghetti bolognaise

Lonelymum Tue 15-Feb-05 18:31:51

Prawn cocktail to start.
Coq au vin for main course.
Black forest gateau for pud.

marthamoo Tue 15-Feb-05 18:32:46

Found this via google.

And this is American but maybe worth a look?

snafu Tue 15-Feb-05 18:35:28

Oh, fondue, definitely! So seventies, really easy to do and fun to eat.

PuffTheMagicDragon Tue 15-Feb-05 18:38:16

Fondue - yum yum yum yum .

I used to go to a little German restaurant in Henley (sadly now closed) and their speciality was fondues - drool drool!

PuffTheMagicDragon Tue 15-Feb-05 18:39:04

Are you all going to dress up a la "Abigail's Party" ?

morningpaper Tue 15-Feb-05 18:39:14

You need a large bowl for everyone's car keys...

and a sauna in the garden.

snafu Tue 15-Feb-05 18:40:14

Oh, yes! And don't forget to play Demis Roussos!

morningpaper Tue 15-Feb-05 18:41:13

"Gin and toniiic?"

Kayleigh Tue 15-Feb-05 18:42:20

You need pineapple and cheese on sticks stuck in a grapefruit to go with your aperatifs

sobernow Tue 15-Feb-05 19:03:22

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Tinker Tue 15-Feb-05 19:05:15

And some Angel Delight for dessert. Oh, I want to have one now.

marthamoo Tue 15-Feb-05 19:06:02

I was just thinking that - me too!

froot Tue 15-Feb-05 19:08:29

Yes flares compulsory! Forgot all about cheese and pineapple. Will do that too. Have got eight coming so fondue might be a bit tricky for that many - would be great for 4 though! Have got an old cassette tape of grease somewhere I am going to dig out.

Was thinking of Babysham as an aperotif or campari and soda??

Merlin you are so retro chic!!

Cam, I wanted spag bol but dh said not dinner partyish enough (methinks I feed him too well.)

Hmmmm car key suggestion a bit tooooooo frooty!! No sauna sadly but I have got an old paddling pool I could fill up with water from the kettle!!

Has anyone made beef bourginion?? Am worried aboout meat being tough. What should I buy if I do that?

Merlin Tue 15-Feb-05 19:08:49

Dream Topping - yum!!

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