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Officially out of ideas for our annual party

tonifi | Oct 29, 201908:51 PM     23

I know I've asked this before (twenty years we've been having this party...) but I need your help, chowhounds! Our annual holiday party is coming up and I have NO clue what to make for the food. We have done, in the past, make-your-own-pizza, soup-in-bread-bowls, curries, a carving board, a taco bar, bo ssam, pastas, chili, you name it. This year DH wants to have the party in a space we just purchased (currently empty) with zero cooking facilities, so everything will need to be made at home and transported. We will have power so we can plug in crock pots or similar appliances. I think we need to have some sort of hot food, and I confess that I want it to be a l.i.t.t.l.e impressive (people do ooh and aah over things like big hunks of beef or salmon) but we are ALSO kind of broke this year (see above, purchased a building...). I don't want to be lugging around giant stockpots full of stuff, and I don't want to be trying to barbecue on the sidewalk in what might be six degree weather (or an ice storm, heaven forbid). I am at a loss, anybody have any ideas? I'd be grateful for anything you got.

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