Entertaining help

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Registered: 03-03-2004
Entertaining help
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Mon, 06-15-2009 - 3:48pm

I don't know what it is, maybe I'm an overbuyer or maybe I'm just unrealistic.

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Registered: 07-09-2005
Mon, 06-15-2009 - 4:36pm

That's definitely a lot of food.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 06-15-2009 - 4:52pm

You say there are 10-11 people some are kids.

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Registered: 06-30-2003
Mon, 06-15-2009 - 5:55pm

I personally would cut out the edamame and corn on the cob.


The corn is redundant since (I hope I read your list the way you intended) you will be grilling other vegetables.

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Registered: 03-03-2004
Mon, 06-15-2009 - 7:48pm

The edamame was there because it's a healthy thing to munch on (unlike chips) and if there are just chips, I will eat them :-)

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Registered: 08-01-2007
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 5:29pm

You are sweet to consider what your guests would like to drink (beer & wine) but, with the costs of food these days, I would let my guests know ahead of time that soda, juice and maybe iced tea (homemade) will be served, but if they would like to bring a bottle of wine or beer that is total acceptable. Beer and Wine are just too expensive added in with all the other things.


The other things seem to be good items. The only thing I might change (because I am cheap) is I would take off the corn on the cob. Kids never seem to eat the corn on the cob and then it gets wasted. I would replace it with a tossed green salad with

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Registered: 06-30-2003
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 5:39pm

I see; my SIL's a vegetarian and usually she wants grilled veggies, so we do a veggie plate/ Wheat Thins/ Triscuits/cheese/dip for munching (carrots, broccoli, little tomatoes), grilled veggies for everyone (asparagus/zuchini/yellow squash, brushed with EVOO and herbs), and fruit for dessert (but of course, you will be serving cake and ice cream).


We would actually spend that much or more on beer, because we are all beer snobs and drink microbrews.

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Registered: 05-08-2003
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 8:57pm

I do a lot of entertaining, for both kids and adults. Here is my opinion re: your list:


Unless you know the adults drink a lot, I would buy only half

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Registered: 12-30-2003
Wed, 06-17-2009 - 3:30pm

Everyone else gave some good suggestions so I'll just add my 2 cents.

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Registered: 01-13-2005
Wed, 06-17-2009 - 11:31pm

ok.... so my response doesn't have much to do with the food and is proably a little on the racery side- Why are you doing both partys? I am all for getting together with family but 2 party in 1 weekend in which you are required to provide 90% of the food??? That seems a little much. It is proably late notice now but you next time could you ask everyone to bring more.


Like SIL/ Bro you bring all the beer and wine ( which Trader Joes had 2 buck chuck AWESOME wine for $2)


Mom and DaD you are in charge of appizters-


I felt really guiltly when I started to ask this but relized that people wanted to help.


Just my 2 cents- sorry if it offerened.


Erin
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Registered: 03-03-2004
Thu, 06-18-2009 - 11:09am

I don't mind you asking!

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