I've been scouring the boards for dinner party menu ideas, and am coming up flat.
The simple solution is to NOT invite this particular mix of people at the same time... but, the occasion warrants this particular group of people to gather.
Here are the challenges (5 people in this group):
One is vegetarian (can do eggs, dairy)
One is Paleo (trying to stay away from dairy (but not strict), no wheat, no sugar)
The guest of honor is a lactose-intolerant meat eater.
The other two are open to anything.
Here's my brainstorm so far. I'm open to any and ALL suggestions!
Appetizer: hummus and veggies
Salad: Some sort of mixed greens w/ nuts
Main: The only thing I can think of so far is brown rice pasta (ok but not ideal for the paleo) with two kinds of sauce (one w/ meat, one w/o meat)
Dessert: Fruit and some other 'special' dessert.
I'm not thrilled with the main or the appetizer... and would love some input on another type of dish that might work for this group.