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Comfort Food Dinner with Friends

Aeval | | Jan 26, 2013 07:12 PM

It's been a while since I've been here but I need help...

I'm having friends over for dinner next Friday after work, and I want all comfort foods, great for a chilly winter night.

My dilemna:

I've decided on cottage pie, but I'm back and forth on a side. I found a recipe for apple-carrot slaw that seems nice...but then I go back to just serving a green salad, then I think that's so ordinary....don't know...

Next...what about apps? I'm thinking a few 'old school' items like stuffed mushrooms and deviled eggs but then I see a recipe for avocado fries with chipotle dipping sauce or mac and cheese bites and I can't make up my mind!! Should I go with 2 or 3 different items...more?

I'm also going to have fresh biscuits and/or corn bread on the table with the main, but then I start thinking: should I serve soup? I can't imagine having a dinner party and not having soup(apple butternut or sweet potato), but this all seems like a lot of food, I want everyone to enjoy themselves, not be too full to move.

Obviously it's going to be a light dessert, I haven't figured out what yet, but I'm not worried about that.

Clearly I need help!! So jump in and tell me what you think. Thanks. : )