Easy Meals - Help please!
My friends are getting married in WV in October, so a group of us rented a house at the lake resort where they will be getting married. There will be 8 of us going, 6 of which are guys. I'm looking for ideas for easy meals that I can make while we're there (or even make in advance). We will be there for four nights, so we're going to need quite a bit of food for all of us. My ideas so far were lasagna, chicken parm, and chili. Beyond that, I'm blanking on ideas. Also, any ideas on an easy way to make at least one decent breakfast for all of us would be great.
spaghetti, oven baked bbq chicken, mac & cheese, meatloaf, pot roast, beef stew (make in the morning, simmer slowly all day in a low oven or crock pot)
fried rice is a great and filling breakfast. cook the rice the night before, use leftover whatever, and viola... you got breakfast. possible toss in's include
any kind of leftover meat cut into smallish chunks
frozen or refrigerated or canned vegetables (corn, carrots, peas, green beans)
onion, any kind - white, yellow, green, chive, leek
just be sure to use rice that has been in the fridge - preferably uncovered all night.
for breakfast, how about a strata or frittata (or two)? easy, yet delicious and filling. breakfast casseroles and baked oatmeal are great too.
Do it yourself bars will be easy for people to assemble to taste...
Bake Potato bar
Paninis - can just use a aluminum foil covered brick and a pan, instead of a panini press
Enchiladas or Fajitas
Roasted Chicken (love Ina Garten's Perfect Chicken) - also great for leftovers
Pancakes to order... make basic batter then allow people to choose what gets sprinkled in their pancakes before griddling them
Do you really want to spend your time cooking? Great bread, some interesting cheeses and sausages and you're set. At least for one night.
grilled cheese sandwiches
fresh fruit, yogurt, granola (can make it yourself and bring it in a container)
baked french toast
macaroni and cheese
hamburgers/turkey burgers/veggie burgers + french fries + salad (burgers can be formed and frozen raw and cooked at the lake)
spinach tart + salad + couscous
baked veggie pasta (can prepare in advance and freeze)
chicken, beef, or veggie stir fry with brown rice (have everyone help cut the veg)
taco/burrito station (chicken strips, ground beef, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, beans etc)
cheese, crackers, raw veg and dips + wine