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Cooking to Impress: Big Bang for Small Money

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Cooking to Impress: Big Bang for Small Money

KenWritez | Nov 18, 2008 09:52 PM

Hey All;

I cook occasionally for a group of 12-15 people. They love my food (usually it's one pot stuff like stews, pot roast, braised meats) but I want to step up my game. I want to create a "Wow!" menu (one each of entree, veg, dessert) that:

-Can be prepared and cooked off-site at my home and transported 15 minutes to the venue,
-Does not require bizarre or incredibly expensive ingredients (no kangaroo blood or white truffle),
-Can be held for 1-2 hours at the venue where the most heat I'll have is a sterno chafing dish,
-Doesn't require me to take out a second mortgage to afford it.

No one has food allergies or strong preferences. Everyone likes meat.

Am I asking the impossible? Any ideas?

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