I have a family trip coming up where I am responsible for cooking dinner one night and I have been racking my brain to no avail to come up with a menu. The situation is this:
12 adults - kids eat earlier and are fed by their parents
No nuts of any kind due to allergies
It's a bit of a competition and I am only responsible for one night so it's okay if it's labor intensive
No one is a very picky eater but nothing raw or too spicy will fly
Need to be able to get ingredients locally (Outer Bank of North Carolina, Corolla area) so can't rely on Manhattan-style specialty shops
Will be dependent on rental house cooking equipment. There will be a grill.
I was going to do a spanish theme and make some tapas for cocktail hour, make sangria, and do a paella, which I've never made before but have done some research, but I am worried about the pan. I was even going to bring down some chorizo.