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Aug 29, 2009 08:52 PM

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.


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  1. 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
    scrambled egg
    just be sure to use rice that has been in the fridge - preferably uncovered all night.

    1. for breakfast, how about a strata or frittata (or two)? easy, yet delicious and filling. breakfast casseroles and baked oatmeal are great too.

      1. Do it yourself bars will be easy for people to assemble to taste...
        Bake Potato bar
        Burritos/Tacos 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

        1. 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.

          1. - Phyllo tart
            - Risotto
            - Fajitas
            - Chicken curry