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Dinner for 6 - drawing blanks - need help menu planning

The Oracle | Jan 14, 2014 10:23 AM

I'm having some older relative-types over for dinner (one in their 70's, two in their early 80's) and I'm completely blanking on what to serve. The weather has been pretty warm, and it's throwing me. I know one is not a big red meat eater. Spicy is ok. I'm not sure what food preferences the others like. Curries are ok (thai, indian, etc). Chicken for sure is ok. Fish would likely be ok.

I was considering doing Indian take out and plating/serving, but I wasn't crazy about the expense of it all (would run about $75).

I can churn out a decent chicken pot pie, and was thinking about that route (I like the make-ahead aspect). I would make two, 9-inch pies, and perhaps serve a green salad as a starter, and then dessert. Very budget friendly. However, it's fairly warm right now (80's for highs/50's for low), and chicken pot pie doesn't exactly match the current weather!

I thought about a lasagna, but I think it may be too much dairy for one of the guests.

Those are all my ideas for now. I'm open to any and all ideas! TIA!

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