We're having family and friends over. It was supposed to be a smaller crowd than we usually do but it isn't really working out that way. I used to want to do everything on my own, but we seem to be the ones who are always entertaining people so these days I'm very happy to have them bring food and drinks. Cuts down on all of the work and expense on my part.
This is the menu so far:
APPS--chips/onion dip, smoked chicken wings, tomato/mozzarella skewers, cheese/crackers/pepperoni, bacon-wrapped shrimp, veggies/dip, black bean salsa/tortilla chips
MAIN--smoked ribs, homemade burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, cavatelli/broccoli, cilantro cole slaw, tortellini salad, taco salad, 3-bean salad w/cilantro lime dressing
DESSERTS--coconut cake, 7 layer bars, cookie tray, pina colada pudding, fruit salad
as you can see, there's no rhyme or reason to the menu. I am making the onion dip, smoked wings, ribs/burgers/hot dogs, cilantro cole slaw, and coconut cake. The rest are things that guests are bringing. Oh and there will be plenty of cold beverages as well. I've already dusted off the Frozen Concotion Maker!