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We are havining friends over for dinner on sunday afternoon, any suggestions for an easy (yet sophisticated!) italian meal to feed 4 adults and 6 kids?

(19 Posts)
josben Thu 28-Aug-08 21:22:38

Please smile

WideWebWitch Thu 28-Aug-08 21:23:16

Does it have to be Italian?

singyswife Thu 28-Aug-08 21:23:52

Lasagne always does it. With crusty bread and proper butter and a big fat salad.

WideWebWitch Thu 28-Aug-08 21:23:57

Chicken breasts wrapped in proscuitto?
a roast?

mazzystar Thu 28-Aug-08 21:24:31

Does it have to be sophisticated?

josben Thu 28-Aug-08 21:24:50

No can be anything really - poss bit medditerean (sp?) or just something that doesn't takes ages to prepare..

TIA smile

WideWebWitch Thu 28-Aug-08 21:25:08

lasagne v good idea
I agree

Sarimillie Thu 28-Aug-08 21:25:17

How about that tricolore starter - mozzarella, tomato and avocado slices drizzled with balsamic and olive oil, with fresh basil on top?

Sarimillie Thu 28-Aug-08 21:26:43

And for pudding I'd do baked peaches stuffed with amaretti biscuits ...

josben Thu 28-Aug-08 21:26:55

Lasagne is a great idea, but that is my speciality 'fall back on' meal and i'm sure I've served it to them before!

WideWebWitch Thu 28-Aug-08 21:26:57

Salad
olives
cold chicken
ham
garlic bread
hummus
prawns and garlic mayo
tomato, basil and mozzarella salad
cheese
quails eggs and celery salt

all v easy and children and adults alike bound to like SOMETHING out of that lot. Minimal prep too, just put it all out and let people help themselves.

josben Thu 28-Aug-08 21:27:41

Ooh these ideas are making my mouth water - yum!

WideWebWitch Thu 28-Aug-08 21:27:47

children almost always eat

garlic bread
tomatoes
cheese
you could do cold quiche/pizza too

Gobbledigook Thu 28-Aug-08 21:28:38

Not Italian but we have friends over on a Saturday afternoon and we always have the same thing (none of us minds!)

Kids have:
Butcher's cocktail sausages
Potato wedges
Crudites

We have:
Butchers cajun chicken kebabs
Baked potato
Green Salad

Washed down with Veuve Cliquot

Boring but we like it!

MatNanPlus Thu 28-Aug-08 21:29:15

Ikea meatballs, spaghetti and a tomato sauce with a block of parmesan and crusty bread to mop up with.

josben Thu 28-Aug-08 21:33:07

Sounds good gobbledigook - simple yet tasty!

thirtysomething Thu 28-Aug-08 21:36:07

pasta with home-made pesto?

singyswife Thu 28-Aug-08 21:36:29

Metnanplus I agree with that one. Simple and really tasty if you make your own sauce. Lovely with wine, you could make a chilli version for the adults and tomato only for the children, only would make my own meatballs too. YUMMY

hf128219 Thu 28-Aug-08 21:38:08

A great big Moussaka with a Greek salad and garlic bread.

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