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    Default What food you serve to entertain guest?

    What food do you usually cook when guests are coming to your home?

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    Depends if it's dinner or lunch or just snack.

    Our go to for lunch or dinner is a bbq: sausages, steak, chicken skewers, onion, corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, bread rolls and some cheese and cold meats.

    Afternoon tea I usually bake cookies and slices and maybe some mini quiches

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    If it's a winter meal, roast lamb every time.
    I used to make a lot of fresh pasta and a big batch of ragout or some other sauce but I've lost my pasta touch and this makes me sad!
    Summer time is usually a bbq. The level of bbq fanciness depends on who is coming and what the occasion is.
    afternoon tea - sponge cake or tea cake.
    Brekkie - my favourite meal! Bacon, eggs, French toast, savoury pancakes, fruit

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    I like to have some fun and make something different. We did a big Asian style banquet once for a dinner party.
    Fortune cookies on everyone's setting. Asian Chkn salad
    Steamed greens with oyster sauce
    Dumplings
    Steamed rice
    Sticky pork belly
    Satay beef skewers
    And a choc mousse with salted caramel toffee for desert.
    Yum!

    Other times I like to make a big helping of a really good pasta or viet beef noodle salad etc and everyone helps themselves at the table. This one is good for lunches being a bit casual.

    We had BIL over last week so it was giant American style burgers with pickles, coleslaw and wedges on the side.

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    We are boring and go with a BBQ or roast. Just because it's easy and most can be done ahead of time.

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    For me it depends on who is coming, what time of day and the weather.
    Usually it is one of the following.

    * Roast lamb
    * Risotto
    * Salmon and salads
    * BBQ
    * Mexican night - tacos and fajitas, make you own style
    * Always yummy desserts!
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    We rarely have guests for dinner but I'd guess that DH would cook pork in Apple cider, it's always a winner. When the vegetarians in our family come over he usually does mushroom stroganoff. If we were having lots of people over it would probably be a buffet sort of dinner or BBQ.

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    Default What food you serve to entertain guest?

    We have people over a fair bit, especially summer so I mix it up depending on what I'm into at the time ! I don't like serving the same food all the time so am always looking for new ideas! At the moment it's Spanish/mexican food so I've been doing a lot of paellas, frittatas, bbq octopus, cheese dips and salsas but I also do Chinese, Italian, Lebanese or hamburger/pizza/taco themes but I always make sure there is a seafood, meat and veggie option with salads and veggies so there is something for everyone , including all the kids , my go to dishes that everyone likes the best would be:
    Rum and coke ribs
    Bbq octopus
    Warm Mexican cheese dip
    Singapore chili mud crab
    Quinoa salad
    Tomato tarts
    Cornflake chicken wings ( kids love these)

    Desserts I usually do toblerone mousse, pavlova or lately I've had a waffle station , I make the waffles and have a table full of fruits/sauces/nuts/chocolate /ice creams so everyone can put whatever they want on!


 

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