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Help with a non-quiche book club dinner!!!

allisonkwolf May 17, 2012 08:28 PM

I am looking to make a light, tasty, easy meal for dinner for eight. Preferably something that does not have to be served 'immedistely'. I am tired of quiche-like things that are always made for groups of women, but I am stumped!!

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    escondido123 RE: allisonkwolf May 17, 2012 09:26 PM

    There are so many dishes that fit your description it is hard to understand why you can't find an answer besides quiche--chicken salads, poached salmon, cold steak with vegetables, Greek platter with hummus, tabouleh and stuffed grape leaves, salad nicoise, Italian platter with melon, proscuitto, greens to be dressed, olives. Gee, there are so many options, these are just a few.

    1. LaLa RE: allisonkwolf May 18, 2012 05:04 PM

      cold poached shrimp, crab salad served on butter lettuce, cobb salad, roast chicken with a salad, salmon croquettes, tuna in a tomato, shrimp salad, seafood casserole

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        critter101 RE: allisonkwolf May 18, 2012 05:26 PM

        This Ina Garten recipe is great, and perfect for a make-ahead dinner or luncheon...

        1. Emme RE: allisonkwolf May 19, 2012 11:44 AM

          Marinated Mushroom Salad
          Salmon Croquettes with a Garlic Lemon Herb Butter sauce

          Ratatouille, with Feta or Ricotta, or Chicken; some bread

          1. pdxgastro RE: allisonkwolf May 21, 2012 08:10 PM


            1. othervoice RE: allisonkwolf May 22, 2012 05:56 AM

              I would definately make a chicken salad, I add walnuts, and seedless red grapes, served on a bed of fresh romaine and add some additional fresh fruit. Maybe a loaf of sliced hot bread, or individual dinner rolls. Another favorite is to serve shooters of bloody mary's rimmed with ice cold shrimp. Everyone loves them!!! (Virgin or loaded)

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