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Ideas for tomorrow last minute dinner party - 8 ppl. - 3 hours to cook

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Ideas for tomorrow last minute dinner party - 8 ppl. - 3 hours to cook

doughreme | Sep 28, 2009 08:37 PM

Ok, this will probably be easy for all of you. For some reason, I am stuck. Please help...

Having a last minute dinner party tomorrow night for 8. Supposed to be 4, but I couldn't help myself, and it magically turned into 8. I was supposed to have the whole day to shop and cook. (Still cutting it close, but I figured once I started shopping, I could come up with a decent menu.) Then, a couple of hours ago, I was asked to work and said Yes! Now, I am left with 3 hours to do everything (maybe 1/2 hr. extra to shop, if I can get away).

I have been digging through my cookbooks and looking online, but haven't come up with a menu I am satisfied with yet. It was always supposed to be casual, but my idea of casual usually isn't "casual" (probably like the rest of you). Most of the guests cook themselves and know their food.

One more tidbit, one of the guests doesn't eat pork, so I was going to skip it altogether.

Any ideas? (Other than cancel?)

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