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Hey all!

So me and my friend are having this last-minute end of school party tomorrow afternoon and I was just looking for some quick-and-easy recipes that I could throw together very quickly :). I'll make the standard homemade tortilla chips, guac, and salsa, but what else could be easily thrown together and still impress my friends? Theres going to be about 12 people, and it'll be by a pool with grill access. Normally I'd do this in advance but I wanna spend time with my friends!!

Thanks everyone,
-Teej

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  1. With all due respect, I don't know of any actual "recipes" that take no time and effort at all. Even if you fix brats on a bun, you have to travel to the market.

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    1. re: mpalmer6c

      haha well I know THAT :)

      Like I'm buying, dried, canned, and fresh peppers, onions, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and tomatoes for my salsa, but chopping all of that and throwing it together just takes a couple minutes so I think it's pretty simple to put together. I'm just trying to think of a few snacks that won't require me to be sitting in the kitchen while my friends are out by the pool, ya dig?

      Thanks!
      -Teej

    2. Instead of just guac and salsa make a layered dip with refried beans, ground meat its more substantial. burgers and hot dogs with condiments should be the rest with some fresh melon or is that too much to manage ?

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      1. re: foodwich

        sound's like a plan, maybe i'll set up a little burger bar. Thanks for the tips guys!

        -Teej

        1. re: Teejaweej

          or you could grill up some chicken or skirt steak and do a fajita bar