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lk_nyc Jan 29, 2010 12:27 PM

having aprox 50 people for a birthday open house....called for 8:30pm....what to serve? trying to stay away from food that i need to keep hot.....

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    juliewong RE: lk_nyc Jan 29, 2010 01:14 PM

    We have a pot luck dock party every summer and I always bring a large ham. I heat it up prior and then set it out with fancy mustard and pickles.

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      Janet RE: lk_nyc Jan 29, 2010 03:36 PM

      Cheese tray
      Marinated veggies
      Thinly sliced beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce or Henry Bain sauce, buns
      birthday cake

      1. bermudagourmetgoddess RE: lk_nyc Jan 29, 2010 04:54 PM

        Crockpot (s) of some soup, Chili or stew...nice crusty bread

        A large Cheese / Veggie and Pate tray

        The large ham with rolls and condiments is a winner also

        if you are in a seafood friendly area and the price is right, stone crabs or shrimp cocktail ~ I do a nice cocktail that is wrapped in prosciutto, seared and served with a drizzle balsamic glaze (served room temp)

        Chocolate Fondue with assortment of fruit and cake for dipping

        And keep small bowls of munchies out, nuts, chex mix or something like that , mixed olives, chips...etc...

        And Birthday Cake of course ...Happy Birthday...remember, cake without guilt!! I just celebrated my 40th and will throw a big party in 2 weeks for it so I understand keeping it some what easy, but yet still nice for your guests>

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