Sides for big a BBQ
It is my nieces 11th b-day and on Sunday they will have about 25 people over for an all day bbq. The menu consits of grilled pork tenderloin, ribs, salad and orzo with roasted veg. I am trying to come up with one other big side dish that is both adult and kid friendly. Any suggestions??? Thanks!!!
Why not do a grown up version of mac and cheese---I make one from cooking light that uses white cheddar and swiss with onions a red peppers for a little nutrition ---its around 30% calories from fat and makes a nice main for any vegetarians. It also uses cavatapi (spirals instead of the mac so it looks "classy")---
Cheesy Baked Cavatappi with Onions and Peppers---June 2005
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The mac and cheese was my first thought as well but then we already have that big pasta dish- (she is using bow-tie pasta in place of orzo). I was thinking it might be kind of redundant- what do you think?
Now I am thinking either a big pot of baked beans or homemade cornbread.... Any fave. recipes?
Try a german style, vinegar based potato salad. No worries about it having to stay refreidgerated. A vinegar based cole slaw works well also.
In the "German" vane, how about German Rice?:
Hot German Rice Salad
6 slices bacon, cut 1/4" pieces
1/2 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 small carrot, grated
2 tablespoons minced parsley
4 cups cooked rice
In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Pour off fat; return 2 T. to onions are tender. Stir in rice, carrot, and parsley. Heat through, about 5 minutes.