"Home from the Army" Party Food Ideas
A friend of mine and his girlfriend (M & G) have just completed their many, many years of service in the Army and are finally home for good! My best friend is throwing a celebration for them and the theme is "Everyone has to dress military except for M & G". He also wanted to have army-themed food, and asked me to help contribute ideas...
I am a little stumped. I looked up "Army themed parties" online and found a lot of "save all your tin cans and serve beans and weenies out of them", or "buy a cake and the edible spray paint, make camo and stick a plastic soldier on top".... ummm, no thanks.
I figured the 'Hounds would have better ideas. Fire away....
A friend of mine, her brother just returned home from overseas. I hosted just a small dinner party for he and a buddy of his. I asked them what they wanted, and it was all down home cooking comfort food.
Don't get me wrong, but I would think army-themed food would be the last they they would want. But I am sure it depends what unit or where they were deployed and the type of work they did.
Sounds more like a homecoming for Heroes. Why not have an all American BBQ? Or you can have foods from all different regions - southern bbq, southwestern tacos, northern fish fry, NE clambake, etc. Or their favorite dishes from their hometown, probably comfort food, like KC says, you could do meatloaf, mac & cheese, fried chicken, whatever they really enjoy.
you could make up a funny name for something tasty and BBQish:
How about a Hero Gyro or Crew Cut Steaks or Black and Dress Blue Burgers
I'll just stop there in case I'm going in the wrong direction...
If you have no shame and want to be authentic, serve a selection of MRE's from different countries. The US, Canada and the UK all ahve their own versions along with the Germans, French and even the Israelis.