30 for Dinner tomorrow. How is my menu? Any suggestions?!

Question: Roasted garlic, steak and havarti on baguette toasts
Bacon and Cheddar Mini Quiche
Tequila and Lime Pork tenderloin Skewers
Caesar Salad
Spaghetti Bolognese

Answers: Roasted garlic, steak and havarti on baguette toasts
Bacon and Cheddar Mini Quiche
Tequila and Lime Pork tenderloin Skewers
Caesar Salad
Spaghetti Bolognese

Looks yummy. The only addition I'd make would be to add another veggie side dish, some fresh fruit or a dessert. Have fun!

sounds awesome!! come cook for my b-day next week (lol)

i agree with adding some type of veggie dish in there like roasted red potatoes or that really good green bean casserole. otherwise it sounds perfect

enjoy the party!!!!

i havent had real home cooking in a while .... can i come over. that sounds real good :)

Great menu. However, you do need a dessert. I'm thinking a sinfully tasting banana pudding made with fat-free ingredients.

I hope I'm telling you right. My mom makes it, but I watch. Get some vanilla wafers and layer your pan. Cut up your bananas and spread them over the wafers. Get some fat-free milk and some sugar-free Vanilla Jello Pudding (the 4-oz box) and mix it up according to directions and pour some over it. Cover with more vanilla wafers and more bananas and rest of pudding mixture. Spread with fat-free whipped cream like Cool Whip and cover with plastic and place in the refrigerator over night.

Since your guests are totaling 30, you may not have time for the banana pudding this time. Go get some Angel Food Cakes from the store and slice them. Get various pie fillings (apple, cherry, peach,etc) and let them top them along with ice cream or sherbet. Good luck on your dinner. That steak sounds yummy.

good selections. for the dessert (if the people are adults) make thin slits all over the top of the cake and brush on some rum or brandy. for frosting, try getting dry frosting mix and instead of water, use brandy, not rum (too sweet). if you have to use pre made, add some brandy. maybe add some veggies on the skewers. green onions (scallions) and red sweet peppers add great taste and make them look even better. instead of spaghetti, maybe use fettucinni. the wider pasta will look better and hold the sauce a bit better. i was a restauranteur and looks and liitle extras make the difference between good and impressive. good luck and happy birthday.

its all a bit meaty,,, i would swap one for desert... a fruit salad or a peach cobbler .... you can make bulk and make it in advance...

From the mish mash of contents I would assume you are from the USA, if so, then the menu is perfect. If not, I seriously advise you to think again.

I agree about the vegetable....but keep it simple you already have alot of complex flavors going....just a steamed veggie with lemon, butter and seasonings....fresh fruit would also be good....also a teeny suggestion for the next party....the tequila and lime skewers sound awesome...look for some other southwest recipes for sides....so you balance the palate....the bolognese is a bit heavy for the rest of the menu.

wow hungry just reading this , i guess my invatation got lost in the mail.!!

I assume the first 3 are appetizers? I would, also, serve cubed honeydew and cantaloupe on toothpicks (this is available at any supermarket). With these appetizers, spaghetti will be a let-down so, nix the Caesar salad and the spaghetti. With 30 people at your house why would you be doing "last-minute" things? It's more important to spend time with your guests. Also, you would need 2 x 12-qt. pots to cook 4 to 5 pounds of spaghetti and who is going to coddle the eggs for the giant Caesar salad? You said Birthday Party and if there will be young children there you haven't a menu for them. Simple is best when serving so many - I'm a chef who has given too many dozens of dinner parties to think about.
How about a colourful tossed salad with 2 kinds of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, English cukes, sliced mushrooms, green beans, and topped with chopped hard boiled eggs? Everything but the lettuce can be prep'd many hours earlier & zip-locked until serving time. You could add cooked shrimp to this along with some black olives.
Chicken casseroles (2 in a 9 x 13 which hold 15 cups each) and assorted dinner rolls. Four cooked chickens from the supermarket should do - you would get, near enough, 10 cups of meat after trimming.
Or, do a plain salad and serve a southwest-style beef casserole with lots of corn muffins or cornbread - I would ask someone to do the muffins for me.
Hope you'll not be too exhausted to have a good time!!

sounds good.
How about some ice cream?

All sound good... but as far as a "menu" goes, it's not. No offense. Assuming you have cookbooks, read through some suggested menus.

It sounds wonderful! Certainly an impressive menu. I wouldn't mind being a guest at your affair. Just make sure you have beverages. Here's a recipe for you to try on your next dinner party. It is absolutely delicious:

Pear, Walnut & Roquefort Tartlets

Crust: 1 C sifted all-purpose flour
5 Tbsp. chilled butter, diced
3 Tbsp. ice water
1 lg. egg yolk

Filling: 2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Lg. onion, halved, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 ripe pear, peeled, halved, cored
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter

1 oz. Roquefort or blue cheese, crumbled
2 Tbsp. chopped toasted walnuts
2 tsp. walnut oil

For crust: combine flour and butter until it resembles corn meal. Mix water and egg yolk in sm. bowl. Stir mixture until moist clumps form. Gather dough together. Roll out on lightly floured surface. Cut into four, six inch rounds. Line tartlet pans w/ removable bottoms w/ dough. Trim edges. Cover and chill 30 min. (can be made day ahead, keep chilled)
For filling: heat olive oil over med/high heat. Add onion and sauté until golden. Mix in red wine vinegar. Season with salt & pepper, saute one minute more. (can be done day ahead)
Preheat oven to 350degrees. Line crusts

All I would add is some ice-cream to go with the cake.

Hmmm....Sounds great!...its a shame i cant afford the air fare!...

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