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Dinner menu - I could use a bit of help...

peppermint pate | | Dec 6, 2006 11:48 PM

Having a few friends over for dinner on Friday and for some reason, I'm feeling a bit uninspired for ideas. Here are my thoughts so far -my classic bbq'd leg of lamb (with a honey mustard apricot jam glaze) - or maybe a roast leg of lamb - and a warm chevre salad. That's as far as I've gotten. I've seen a recipe for Greek style baby potatoes with lemon and thyme that may work well and I could do something simple like roast green beans to round out the menu but I'm not married to any of these ideas. It might be fun to have a light but elegant starter - maybe a bisque or a little pasta? For dessert, I was thinking of "chocolate sponge kisses with strawberries", a recipe in the new Donna Hay mag - bascally sliced strawberries and double cream sandwiched between 2 layers of chocolate sponge cake.

Due to allergies and aversions, I need to avoid gluten, coconut, coriander, mushrooms, blue cheese and cauliflower. I'm working most of the day on Friday so while I can dedicate a few hours to prep, I can't go too crazy.

What do you think of the menu so far? Any suggestions? Many thanks in advance - even before I've gotten any responses, I already feel better knowing I've got the 'hounds on the case.

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