- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I personally love serving dim sum style dishes when guests come over. I’m not sure how much time you have, but you can make things like pot stickers, BBQ pork steam buns, etc. well ahead of time and freeze them. Feel free to PM me for recipes. If you’re short on time, I’d vote for a roast like the other bees suggested.
@Jess1483: What about some sort of stew/goulash?
Or make something in your slow cooker.
Spaghetti & meatballs
Hamburgers (get the patties ready earlier, wash/chop veggies beforehand etc.)
As far as side dishes, you could get veggies and potatoes ready to go (just let them sit in water) before you cook them.
And make a salad quickly by buying the bagged lettuce (or washing it ahead of time and storing it in the fridge), just add the dressing when they arrive.
I’ve never made this, but Real Simple always has good recipes. Last-Minute Lasagna using Ravioli, looks so simple. I’m sure if you want to add meat you can put some ground beef and onion mixture in one of the layers.
Do you have a slow cooker? My favorite recipe is Chile Verde Pork: Chopped Onion, 3-5 lbs pork shoulder or butt (boneless is easier), 1-2 jars of Salsa Verde and optional chopped cilantro and/or can of green chilies. Put all of this in a slow cooker 6-8 hours on low. Once it’s done, take out the pork and shred. The sauce will be watery, so put it in a pot on the stove and boil it down. Serve with corn or flour tortillas, black beans, cheese and sour cream. As a side, I serve pre-packaged rice.
I was going to suggest some sort of baked pasta casserole, easy to prep ahead of time and it can cook while you visit with your guests. You can easily add salad and garlic bread to round it out and I’m 21 weeks pregnant, in early pregnancy when I was off meats (especially chicken) pasta was my favorite dish. Nice and easy to stomach and still delicious!
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! I have a plan for Wednesday now (approved by the pregnant lady!) and plans for other nights now, too!
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