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    Default Dinner Party Ideas please..

    Super excited, DH & DD are going away next week, and I'm having the girls over for a dinner party

    I can't decide what to serve!!!

    I want to do 3 courses, I'm thinking canapé's, main & dessert.

    I'm thinking something like tomato bruschetta & something else, finger food starters we can nibble on with beverages.

    Dinner I want to do some fancy roast chicken found a Jamie Oliver lemon & safe roast chicken with roast veggies but I want it to look fancy, a bit different.

    Stumped for dessert ideas, something relatively healthy or light, i don't know, most of the guest are clients so I don't want to fatten them up

    Help, what do you think? There's only 6 of us but would still like to do some prep ahead of time because I'm also getting my hair done in the afternoon (same day as party) so will only have maybe 1-2 hours prep time before they arrive.

    Also drink ideas? Red & white obviously but would love a light cocktail or something to offer.

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    Sounds like fun, if you would like some feedback on your proposed menu, I think roast chicken and vegetables is a bit heavy a meal for this time of year and for a group of women.

    I would go for something more light and fresh such as a salad or seafood, especially if you are having yummy canapés and dessert.

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    How about shredding the roast chicken and mixing it with an exotic looking salad?
    For desert - you can find some nice cheesecake recepies that are not too bad for you and top with a berry sauce?
    Chocolate fondu is fun and people can limit the amount of chocolate they eat?

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    I'm DEFIANTLY going with pork belly just found the most amazing recipe, now I need a salad to go with it, I really want to do a green apple & pickled onion salad but again, can't find any recipes I like. What else could I toss in there other then apples & onions?

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    Ps I'm allergic to seafood has to be a chicken, beef, pork dish.

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    I'm a big fan of Jamie-O, delish full fat tiny portion kind of meals

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    Could do eton mess for dessert. Low fat cream?

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    Do a coleslaw with green apple through it... Add some fennel for some extra crunch, just get some rings to serve it neatly & make it look fancy...the flavours also go well with pork ;-)

    My fave pork belly recipe is this one...

    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1...sed-pork-belly

    I've done it quite a few times for dinner parties as its cooked before hand (day before) then just crispied up for serving.

    Nice dessert is chocolate coated strawberries/berries... You can do white/milk/dark choc to change it up a bit...


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    Or do a Waldorf salad as a side.

    Cheesecake is simple and can be done ahead of time. If you make the other courses lighter, cheesecake would be fine!

    Bruschetta sounds good.

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    An apple and fennel coleslaw type salad would be yum - I do one with baby fennel, apple, cabbage and celery with a bit of flat leaf parsley.

    What about a really summery sorbet or semifeddo for desert?

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