Play date lunch menu ideas?
- boogiebaby Feb 7, 2014 12:10 AM
It's my turn to host a play date for my 8yo daughter and her 2 friends, and their moms. We usually do it around lunch time, so I need to come up with a good lunch menu that I can prep and assemble the night before because I have an appointment just before the play date and won't have time to do much beforehand.
Previously, I've done make your own pizzas with Caesar salad, which the girls loved, as did the moms. The other moms have previously done tostadas, baked ziti with salad and rolls, and chicken fajitas with salad and Mexican rice.
I'm hoping to do something different this time, but I'm not sure what. We're all of indian background, so I'd prefer not to do indian food since we eat it often. It's supposed to be cold and raining, so something hearty would be good. The problem is that they both only eat chicken, so that limits me to either a chicken entree or a vegetarian entree. The kids are all good eaters, so they will all eat what we eat.
Any suggestions? TIA!!
Chicken satay on a stick, doesn't have to be eaten super hot so can be made ahead and have a peanut dipping sauce. Serve with rice and a marinated cucumber salad or other veg that the kids like.
I like turkey chili (if they don’t do turkey maybe ground chicken). A butter nut squash chilli might also be nice. Serve with good bread.
Mac and cheese, chicken skewers and a salad
Grilled cheese (simple) and tomato soup
Summer rolls (cut / prepare all the filling beforehand – tofu, cucumber, cilantro, red peppers, noodles) and have everyone prepare their own. Serve with miso, hot and sour or another Asian type soup.
Chicken lettuce wraps
The Costco pie IS great, but it's not always available, IME.
The turkey roller wraps, and the chicken salad, always are. It's really good chicken salad if you don't want to make your own. The wrap includes cranberry cream cheese and is pre-sliced into 10 pieces. You'd need 2 or 3 packs, I imagine.
Personally, I'd make chicken-corn chowder and have crusty bread and good butter with it, plus carrot and celery sticks.