(Closed) What are your go to meals to fix for company?

posted 4 years ago in Cooking
Post # 46
897 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Bow Tie Noodles

Sweet Italian Sausage

Some type of smoked cheese

Italian Dressing



Homemade rolls

Post # 47
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

ela0919:  well I have pictures of the recipe (it’s from a book and not online) and it won’t let me PM pictures. So I’ll post them here 🙂


Post # 48
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

ela0919:  Just a note: when I make this for just my husband and I, I use 1lb ground chicken and that allows for me to have 3-4 meatballs (I really can’t eat more than 3 unless I’m super hungry) and gives him about 5-6 (he eats a lot LOL). So you can probably get around 10 meatballs per pound. When I make these for company, I figure everyone gets 4 meatballs since I usually make 2 sides. Just thought that’d help when trying to decide how many lbs to make depending on the group size.

Also, you can just double the amounts for the sauce to make enough for a larger group 🙂

Post # 49
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I always like to try new recipes, so I don’t really have a go-to recipe, but in the summer I like to do pork tenderloin or flank steak on the grill, usually with an Asian-ish marinade. Serve it with a huge platter of grilled vegetables, rice or couscous, and a really nice salad. Or if you don’t feel like making a bunch of sides, just serve it with Ina Garten’s grilled panzanella. Pound cake with ice cream and berries for dessert or homemade ice cream sandwiches. I also think tacos done on the grill are great – I usually do chicken, skirt steak, and shrimp with a few different toppings. I usually will make a couple things, like mango salsa and guacamole, and then supplement with some store bought salsas. Serve them with some kind of corn and black bean salad and a fruit salad.

Post # 50
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

ela0919:  Lasagna, you can prepare it ahead of time then all you have to do it pop it in the ove. I always have Salad and bread with it. you can whip up a salad in 5 minute.  perfect so you can socialize with your guests

Post # 51
13705 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Chicken enchiladas.  Skinny Mom has a great recipe for them

Post # 52
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Pork Tenderloin with potato and veg in the slow coker before i go to work and it’s ready when i get home. Just have to set the table for company

Post # 53
1450 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

I, too, do hella enchiladas. Then just serve up some guac and chips and you’re good to go.

Otherwise I might do chicken sausages on toasted rolls with peppers and onions, veggie pasta salad on the side.

Post # 54
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Lasagna, homemade soup (most of the time tomato bisque), pulled pork or chicken sliders and mashed potatoes. 

Post # 55
1117 posts
Bumble bee

We tend to make heartier meals for company since most of our friends (and us) eat healthy most of the time and like to eat a good cheat meal when we’re all together. My go-to’s are:

Skillet lasagna with spicy italian sausage and a salad

Oven “fried” buffalo chicken wings with homemade bacon baked beans and salad

Tomatillo chicken enchiladas with avocado crema, queso fresco, and pickled red onion and cabbage with a side of refried jalapeno black beans. This takes forever since everything is homemade.

Homemade pulled pork nachos with homemade tortilla chips (you can also use bbq chicken). I usually make these for movie nights or game days. I just bake them on sheet pans. 


Post # 56
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016

Breakfast for dinner is always a hit or salmon on a cedar plank with lemon, pepper and a little chardonnay. Homemade mashed potatoes are my go to side and none of it takes very long to put together (especially when we’re all drinking wine in the kitchen).

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