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Need inspiration for a group dinner

alitria | | Jul 7, 2010 10:31 PM

Each week I'm part of a group that plays role playing games. We take turns cooking and it's once again my turn. The other group members do ok, but aren't that in to cooking and/or don't have much time so we seem to have the same stuff over and over. I'm usually pretty good at coming up with something to cook but money is tight and the weather is HOT here in W. Washington (especially since we were having record low temps until this week) and our lack of air conditioning precludes turning on my oven. I don't have access to a grill.

If I have to eat spaghetti, burritos, chicken and rice casserole, or bad imitations of stir-fry one more time I'll cry. I've also recently made chili, thai fried rice, jambalaya, and a sort of faux stroganoff.

We have someone who can't eat dairy, someone who is allergic to eggs, and someone who won't eat fish or seafood of any kind. All the other members of the group are guys with guy sized appetites meaning my summer diet of salad is probably not going to work. People will eat meat, and they don't mind spice.

Am I just not having a great idea or is this really as complicated as it seems? Help!

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