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3 course dinner party for 8...

Hi all.

I'm pleased to say the dinner party was a success!! :-D

I went with Antipasto type salad starter with grilled mixed peppers, flat leaf parsley, chopped sliced black olives, assorted olives, split cherry tomatoes, only small amount of cubed Alouette Cheese with thinly sliced grilled baguette and balsamic vinegar and olive oil dip.

Family style chicken and bacon penne pasta in creamy parmesan cheese sauce - I made the sauce thicker so it wasn't so sloppy and let everyone serve for themselves which worked out perfectly.

I did do the Martha Stewarts Panna cotta dessert but didn't double the recipe in the end, served in a martini type glass with sliced strawberries to decorate.

I also made some cookies to go with the coffee for after in case that wasn't enough for the guys lol but everyone was sufficiently full :-)

Thank you all so very much and although I didn't use all your fab ideas this time round I now have some lovely ideas for next time :-)

Nov 12, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Thanks, think a salad as a starter is a definite now, with everyone suggesting it. Just to play around with the different ideas and see which one will suite best :-)

Nov 01, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

We're big coffee drinkers in our house so got some really good strong coffee and the good old coffee machine that does like all the different coffee's for you so that's defo an idea. Maybe a dessert made as well in case that's not enough?

Nov 01, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Thanks that does sound yummy and looks easy enough to make.

Nov 01, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

(Puffin3) Oh dear, that sounds awful lol! Thankfully it will be a kiddie free dinner party so the adults can relax :-) So hopefully will be ok.

Letsindulge - If I do go with the family style pasta dish, you reckon I should let everyone serve themselves rather than serve for them?

Nov 01, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

I like option B, will give that a try, thanks hun.

Nov 01, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Dinner party is next Sat 10th (eek!) Will do, thanks

Oct 31, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Thank you all sooo very much for your responses and fab ideas, I truly appreciate it! Was kind of dreading this to start off with but I’m quite excited to get started now…going to be one busy week trying out all the lovely recipes  My other half is certainly looking forward to being tester lol

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Sounds yummy thanks! Got some friends coming over for tea on Friday so will give it a trial run for then :-)

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Thanks! :-)

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Fab so Penne pasta's prob a safe option then? Thanks a mil! :-D

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Fab, thanks hun, got the Ingredients on order for tomo already, going to try the whole meal tomo eve using my mom and sister as guinea pigs *fingers crossed* :-)

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

My mouth is literally watering...thanks! Hope I can make it as nice as the pics tho lol

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Thanks for your comments, not done the pasta dish as a bake before so will give it a go, anything to make the evening a bit less stressfull lol :-) I've just got some nice new cookie recipes so like that idea, thanks.

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Haha far from it! Well, my original idea was to do a roast but that was before I heard we have to do 3 courses(4 friends taking it in turns to do our own little version of Come dine with me) as thought it may be a bit much doing a traditional roast with all the trimmings plus 2 other courses? I've never done a meatloaf before but I know my friends other halves would enjoy it so may give that a trial run and see if I can do it otherwise will try your roast suggestion. I'm not bad at lasagne so could always keep that as a back up. Forgot the mention the "rules" of our dinner party...no store bought ANYTHING, all has to be from scratch so unless I can find a store bought dessert that will pass as my own (not likely lol) then it's going to have to be something quick and easy I'd say? Thank u so much for your ideas, look forward to trying them out. 

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Hi firecooked. No, it's not a baked pasta dish so, you suggest a salad as well? Looks like salad it is then :-) Thanks! Any ideas for dessert maybe pls?

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

sorry for sounding dense but, when u say citrus do u mean one on it's own or a mixture of citrus? thanks

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

would u cut it in slices to serve or halve it and drizzle the walnut oil over?

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

Thanks :-) Hmm that does sound yummy, may even give it a try tonight and see what my other half thinks. Thanks :-) Any dessert ideas?

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking

3 course dinner party for 8...

HELP!!! Hi there, I'm having a dinner party for 8 people, thinking of making chicken and bacon pasta with a creamy parmesan cheese sauce but, have no clue what to make for a starter? Was thinking of making a fruit pie for dessert but not sure if it would be too heavy after the pasta? Am not apposed to a whole new menu and any ideas would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks :-)

Oct 29, 2012
gsxrlinds1000 in Home Cooking