(Closed) FI's family for dinner for 1st time – HELP!!!

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@CrazyCatLady13:  I’d add another side, especially because brussel sprouts aren’t everyone’s favorite. Maybe a salad or a squash and cranberry salad or roasted tomatos. I also find a little bit of finger foods help people while I am finishing dinner. Cheese and crackers, carrots and hummus, and tomatos and mozzarella are easy.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

When I cook for a lot of people I try and cook about 4-5 sides so everyone will find something they like. So if you’re cooking turkey you can do the brussel sprouts, potatoes, carrots, a vegetable casserole (corn pudding, green bean casserole or broccoli casserole) and dressing. As an appetizer I would make stuffed mushrooms, too. But thats just me, I like to cook way more than I’ll need. The dessert sounds nice, too.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CrazyCatLady13:  I say have your Fiance cook the Turkey so you can focus on the sides! That way the bird gets the attention it needs, and you can work on your sides without being distracted to pieces!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I’d do a salad. Maybe some dinner rolls?

 

For apps? Bread/crackers and cheese/dip? Then some veggie sticks and dip?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@CrazyCatLady13: I would add a salad, bread, and 2 other sides. I would also add some easy appetizers like cheese and crackers and veggies and dip. Also, be sure to have a variety of drink on hand, like water, soda, tea, coffee.

I know you said that you don’t want to do salad because you’re lazy, but you’re making a dinner for other people, not just yourself. You need to make sure that there’s plenty of food. If you’ve been to his family for dinner, base how much you need (quanity and variety) off of that.

Also, from personal experience, I would suggest preping the sides a day or 2 in advance, so it’s less work on the day of the dinner.

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