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Dec 26, 2004 10:47 AM

New Year's Eve Buffet

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Last year I had 14 people for New Year's Eve and served the following:

Shrimp Cocktail
Stuffed Mushrooms
Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce
Julia Child's Braised Salmon
Roasted White and Red Creamer Potatoes
Spinach with garlic and olive oil
Cherry Tomato Gratin
Caesar Salad
Assorted Cheeses
Linzer Torte
Chocolate Mousse Cake

My kitchen is small with one oven and no access to an outdoor grill. I may have as many as 20. Any ideas??

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  1. Do yourself a favor and don't cook anything. Go to a local deli and pick up rare roast beef that is thinly sliced, sliced smoked turkey, potato salad, cole slaw, Kaiser rolls, sliced provolone, peperoncini, marinated artichoke hearts, an assortment of olives,and whatever condiments you can think of to spread on the rolls to make sandwiches. I assume that the primary reason your guests are there is for the company of each other, and eating is secondary.

    Nuovo Anno Felice!

    1. maybe do something cold you don't have to worry about heating up, and that you can prepare ahead of time. i have been looking around for similar recipes and thought some sort of vegetable dip (with fresh herbs) sounded good paired with apple slices and endive leaves.