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Dinner for a crowd -- preferably somewhat cheap!

LaureltQ | Jan 23, 201102:03 PM     62

In our circle of friends, we are the only ones with a place large enough to entertain and for everyone to get together in, and I am also known as the one who "can cook." We have a friend who is coming to visit from out of town this coming weekend, and our house has been designated as the location where we'll be having a party. That means that I'm tasked with providing dinner for about 10 people. I don't mind doing it, and I expect to spend several hours getting everything together, but I just need some ideas. I've done pulled pork bbq sammiches with coleslaw, corn bread, and baked beans before, BLT sammiches, tortilla soup, etc for them before. I don't mind going a little more complex, but strong ethnic flavors will probably scare these guys away. I'm basically looking for some rendition of man-food that can be served buffet style and will be delicious and somewhat inexpensive. I'd like to spend under $75 when all is said and done if possible. Dessert is cinnamon sweet rolls with cream cheese frosting and maybe some type of cookies or ice cream sandwiches made from said cookies.

Thanks!

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