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what kinds of stuff do you like to have handy for when people come over?
what kinds of snacks/food do you offer?
Im having ppl over on the weekend(evening) for a few drinks and to catch up, what food should I buy/make?
we have a once a month BBq with our "group" had one last night adn it was just basic bbq food. but usually i always have some sort of cake mix around so if on short notice i have a visitor, i can quickly make a cake.
I always try to have a selection of fresh fruit, a nut mix (if there are no allergies), water crackers and some different cheeses.... camembert, brie, edam or swiss.. etc. nice bikkies for tea/coffee. Usually (a polite guest) will bring something along.. so we have that. That's if it's for morning or afternoon tea.. if it's for lunch.... some fresh bread rolls, a green salad, ham and salami, or whatever your planning on having.. a quiche or something.. But the staples for guests at our place are fruit, nuts, crackers, cheeses, bikkies/cake/bun.... for an evening 'catch up' I'd get some mini spinach and fetta/ricotta pasties, mini quiches, spring rolls as well as the 'staples' lol.. and some dips :yes:
I usually make a cheese ball and have some kabana and cheese and jatz. If they are over for Dinner we usually have a BBQ with just rissoles, steak, sausages and salad. Everything easy so you get to spend time with your guests and not the whole time in the kitchen.
I always have a cheese in the fridge, it is the YEA brand and it comes in black wax. It is delicious, about $4 and has a long used by date. Add some crackers and it is a gorgeous snack with a drink. Everyone comments on how yummy the cheese is! If I have fruit or dip around I will put that out too.
If it is lunch and I know before I do a mini pizza/open sandwich on Pita. Chicken, mango chutney and mayo with spinach is yummy, but any combo and then under the grill is nice (and you can pre make them!)
Chips/biscuits and dip goes down really well here. Also cheese and fruit platter and other finger foods like mini quiches, sandwiches, mini spring rolls.
Chips and dip always go down a treat.. So do biccies and cheese.. Some olives are always nice too.. Oh a sharp cheese and some quince paste is really good, I always like to have some in the fridge.. Some mixed nuts go down well too.. Sliced up kabana and sopme picked onion work well too...
For morning or afternoon teas I will make some biscuits, scones, muffins or a cake.. And maybe some finger sandwiches too...
For lunch or dinner, fresh bread rolls, a nice garden salad, a potato salad and some meat to pop on the bbq or some cold meats...
I love to have people over! I normally organise a selection of dips with toasted turkish bread and dipping biscuits.
Then I have the main dinner meal, maybe a chicken stir fry and rice or a bbq. Sometime easy that can feed a lot of people on not too much effort.
For desert I usually buy a loaf of banana bread, lots of fruit and some biscuits.
And make sure that the alcohol is close by :laughing:
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