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Food for a street party?


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Food for a street party?

greedygirl | Jul 14, 2009 09:48 AM

There's a street party in our road on Sunday, and I've been pressganged into looking after a food stall! The idea is that everyone contributes something, so I don't have to do mass catering (thank goodness - our street is maybe half a mile long which is big by UK standards!). There's also been some fundraising so the kids will be catered for with burgers and soft drinks and the like.

But I still need to make a couple of biggish dishes that aren't too expensive. I was thinking of the pulled pork which was such a triumph at our 4 July BBQ, but pork has been banned for religious/cultural reasons. I also don't want to spend the weekend cooking as there's another event happening on Saturday which I can't miss.

Anyway, I need ideas for cheapish stuff that will serve quite a few and can be prepared in advance. Probably best if it can be eaten at room temperature.

I was thinking of maybe poaching or roasting a couple of whole (farmed) salmon and making a big salad of some description but I'm totally open to suggestions. But no pork. Someone is spit-roasting a whole lamb that's been donated by a local butcher, so maybe something that will go with that.

And it goes without saying that I have to have the best food stall. ;-) Especially since our house is somewhat of a focus because of its location right opposite the "stage" on the "village green". There's a really cool photo on that website which I think must come from the sixties.

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