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Do you expect burgers and sausages at a BBQ

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ScenesFromAnItalianRestaurant · 10/06/2016 12:00

I am planning a BBQ for about 30 people, mostly adults/teens. I am thinking of cooking pulled pork in the oven to finish on the BBQ and also chicken skewers. Plus loads of bread, salad, olives etc.

As a non meat eater I wonder if this menu will meet with everyone's expectation - my main reason is I love cooking and burgers etc are so boring.

If you are invited to a BBQ do you expect traditional food or do you like something a bit different.

I realise pulled pork isn't exactly cutting edge food but my family seem to like it Grin

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GraysAnalogy · 10/06/2016 18:12

I really want some salmon done on the barbie now.

Andbabymakesthree · 10/06/2016 18:12

You sound like a considerate and generous host.
With younger children I'd appreciate sausages or burgers. Nothing extravagant but butcher's do a good range.

As a meat eater I'd really appreciate you cooking meat as a veggie. I'd also enjoy sampling your veggie options.

ScenesFromAnItalianRestaurant · 10/06/2016 18:15

Thank you all for your kind comments and constructive criticism. I think I will just have to take my middle class minded self off to waitrose and buy some free range sausages and naice mince for artisan burgers, To add to all the proper food I have planned.

And all the carnivores can watch whilst I eat all the halloumi myself Grin

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ScenesFromAnItalianRestaurant · 10/06/2016 18:18

BitOutOfPractice doncha just love a bit of Billy Grin guess what I'll be playing at the bbq! Grin

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PurpleDaisies · 10/06/2016 18:59

Can I come to your barbecue? Grin

Russian tarragon dressing sounds delicious-have you got a favourite recipe?

Onenerfwarfrombreakdown · 10/06/2016 19:14

Your food sounds amazing and I would love it all, but I would have some burgers/sausages too especially to help fill up bottomless pit teenagers. The last BBQ I went to, the 13-15 year old crowd of boys had about 4 burgers in buns each plus other bits n pieces. 😀
Don't forget marshmallows for toasting on the embers - or bananas and chocolate chips in foil for pud. That's my favourite bit of a BBQ.

NameChange30 · 10/06/2016 19:18

Have you always been a vegetarian?
Saying that burgers and sausages aren't "proper food" is a very good snob thing to say, but if you've never eaten them I'm prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt!

NameChange30 · 10/06/2016 19:18

FOOD snob. Not good snob! Grin

venusinscorpio · 10/06/2016 19:26

I am an almost life long veggie and am disappointed if there are burgers and sausages for everyone else at a bbq and not anything similar for me that can go in a bun with the usual trimmings. I don't find vegetables on skewers particularly exciting on their own, I tend to bring my own veggie sausages or patties to put on if it's close friends or family. They don't seem to mind. I am probably BVU! I don't care Smile

ScenesFromAnItalianRestaurant · 10/06/2016 20:02

Onenerfwarfro definately marshmallows on sticks, that's what the fire pit is for Wink

Anotheremma I take food snob as a compliment Smile the last time I ate meat was 33 years ago - never took to it, but happy to cook for others. Burgers and sausages are fine, but just don't seem very special.

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Statelychangers · 10/06/2016 20:05

BLT Burgers with Russian Tarragon Dressing
I find good meat, good bread, good salads and home made dressings are all you need.

JamieVardysParty · 10/06/2016 20:07

Couldn't tell you the last time we had burgers and sausages on a BBQ.

Last big BBQ we did last week was steaks, Morroccan lamb chops, chicken satay, halloumi & veggie skewers, ribs and corn on the cob.

ScenesFromAnItalianRestaurant · 10/06/2016 20:11

Tandoori paneer skewers are also good.

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venusinscorpio · 10/06/2016 21:36

I think people have different expectations of barbecues. I see them as quite a relaxed, ad hoc informal thing where often people bring food to put on themselves, bring extra dessert etc. I don't really think of them as a dinner party where it has to be "special". I think many people would expect there to be some burgers and sausages even if a lot of effort have been gone to.

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