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Fried Chicken Party Menu

akp Nov 16, 2009 10:08 AM

Need some ideas...

My little girl is turning 2 in December and we are expecting about 30 people. A mixture of adults and kids 2 and under. (All of the kids are pretty adventurous eaters)

I want to do fried chicken as the main. I saw some cute coleslaw cups on a blog that I think would be a good finger food (the coleslaw is placed on a napa cabbage leaf).

What are some other creative sides?

As a side note, the party theme is a Merry Berry Birthday since she is obsessed with picking imaginary berries...

Looking forward to hearing some ideas!

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    jeanmarieok RE: akp Nov 16, 2009 10:12 AM

    Mac and cheese bites, little biscuits, one bite potatoes topped with cheese and bacon. I am thinking more along the lines of fried chicken accompaniments.

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      akp RE: jeanmarieok Nov 16, 2009 10:18 AM

      great ideas - thank you! i have a favorite mac and cheese recipe. could i just put it into a mini muffin tin and bake as usual or do i need to do anything special to have them "set up"?

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      Gail RE: akp Nov 16, 2009 10:22 AM

      >>>(the coleslaw is placed on a napa cabbage leaf). <<<
      I do this often with the slaw in a purple cabbage leaf. Your could serve stuffed eggs, potato salad or 3 bean salad, maybe chili or chili beans.I like the mac/cheese too. Not too creative, but liked by most and good with the chick.

      1. Cherylptw RE: akp Nov 16, 2009 10:29 AM

        Fried battered green beans (saw on the Neeley's show, recipe should be on FNetwork), roasted vegetables, bite sized corn fritters, deviled eggs, oven sweet potato wedges, broccoli & cheese cornbread baked in miniature muffin cups (these are delicious), fruit kabobs (seedless grapes, orange wedges, apple and/or pear chunks served with a creamy orange dipping sauce), frozen assorted juices in ice cube trays or other mold for punch bowl or a light soda such as ginger frozen in ice trays with blueberries, raspberries or mandarin orange slices to add to glasses.

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          akp RE: Cherylptw Nov 16, 2009 10:31 AM

          do you have a link to the broccoli cheese cornbread recipe?

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            Cherylptw RE: akp Nov 16, 2009 11:14 AM

            Broccoli Cheese Cornbread

            4 large eggs
            3/4 cup small curd cottage cheese
            2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
            1-10 oz. box frozen chopped broccoli, thawed & drained well (can use blanched & drained fresh broccoli)
            1/2 cup onion, chopped
            1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

            Preheat oven to 375F. degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Whisk together the eggs and cottage cheese; stir in the remaining ingredients and add to prepared baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out moist but not runny.

            For the mini muffins, spray tins with non stick cooking spray and add about 2 to each of the cups. Put tins onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes ( Check with a toothpick for doneness and if still runny, cook for an additional couple of minutes) Makes a lot of mini muffins. ***I like to add the cottage cheese to a food processor and pulse a few times but that's a matter of preference

        2. akp RE: akp Nov 18, 2009 10:11 AM

          Thanks to all for the ideas. I have a rough plan for my menu now - thanks!

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