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Progressive Dinner - Main course ideas needed

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dejags Tue 03-May-05 21:35:59

Any ideas? We are having four complete strangers for main course on Friday night and I cannot think of anything to give them.

DH will not settle for something simple like lasagne but I also have to think about catering to varying tastes.

Suggestions would be most welcome

dejags Wed 04-May-05 08:35:30

anybody, I am desparate.

giraffeski Wed 04-May-05 08:39:51

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gggglimpopo Wed 04-May-05 08:40:35

Excuse my ignorance - what is a progressive dinner?

moondog Wed 04-May-05 08:53:26

Oh,rave from de grave!! Parents did this in the 70s!! (Different course at a different house ggg)

How about.....

good Thai curry
Boeuf en daube
Chinese Ribs
Grilled sardines
Roast chicken and tabbouleh
Chicken in soy with star anise


All dead dead easy.
Anything catch your eye?

Prufrock Wed 04-May-05 13:43:11

Lamb shanks? Easy, nd make ahead and leave in oven but looks impressive

MarsLady Wed 04-May-05 13:46:26

thank you triple g. I didn't know either

Heathcliffscathy Wed 04-May-05 13:53:23

oh what a fabbo 70s idea...roll on the prawn cocktail and black forest gateaux!

and surely beouf bourginon for main???

moondog Wed 04-May-05 14:27:04

Or fondue??
No key swapping swapping though-!

dejags Wed 04-May-05 17:02:28

thanks everybody.

Our Ds's school has organised this dinner for all the parents to get to know one another. Trust our luck to get the main course.

Will discuss these ideas with DH and let you know what we decide. He was thinking about rack of lamb - what do you all think?

LizP Wed 04-May-05 19:47:09

what about fajitas ? if you cook the meat and the veggie bit separately and do some with not much seasoning you should be able to cater for all tastes -

Prufrock Thu 05-May-05 22:13:49

A rack could be difficultif you are not in all night - get the timings wrong and you could end up with dry meat. Very slow roasted lamb with liquid would be alot easier - Nigella and Jamie both have recipes.

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