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    food for adults at kids birthday party

    WendiMommyOf3
    Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:26 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I'm trying to come up with ideas for the grown-ups food table for my son's 5th birthday. I want it to be a meal, but on the informal side as parents may be up and down chasing kids. I don't want your standard sloppy joes. Can anyone recommend another kind of sandwich where the meat is served out of a crockpot? Or I'm open to another main dish. I just want to make sure it is hot! I hate serving lukewarm food. Then I guess I need a couple of salads and/or sides. I have considered 7-layer salad, taco salad, baked beans. The majority of the food needs to be prepared in advance. No more than 20 adults. And you may laugh that I admit it out loud, but I want people to think, Wow she's a good cook! So I don't just want taco ground beef in a cockpot if you know what I mean. icon_smile.gif Thanks for any suggestions or recipe links!
    duonyte
    Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:43 am
    Forum Host
    I always bring this to potlucks, Pulled Pork (Crock Pot), definitely good for make-ahead.

    This is more of an appetizer, but I also serve as main dish over rice, Crock Pot Frozen Meatballs Cranberry-Chipotle
    WendiMommyOf3
    Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:13 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thanks duonyte! They both sound yummy.
    JolyV
    Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:55 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    fruit salad
    other ideas mini fruit skewers (obviously pointy bits removed), jelly in little plastic shot glasses, little mini muffins (sweet or savoury).
    Shirl (J) 831
    Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:54 pm
    Forum Host
    We just had a party for my little grand daughter in April and for the adults we wanted to keep it simple so we had cheese, crackers, buns, pickles etc. I know it does not sound big, but exp. has always been ( for us) keep it simple... the times we went all out never worked as the times we went easy and simple.
    lauralie41
    Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:18 am
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    Shirl (J) 831 wrote:
    We just had a party for my little grand daughter in April and for the adults we wanted to keep it simple so we had cheese, crackers, buns, pickles etc. I know it does not sound big, but exp. has always been ( for us) keep it simple... the times we went all out never worked as the times we went easy and simple.


    I agree hon, easy and simple for the adults. There is usually so much going on at a kids birthday party that the adults just want something they can grab and go with.
    I'mPat
    Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:39 am
    Forum Host
    I know you wanted hot but I think you would be better going buffet style and lay it out for them to help themswlves between having to run after a child, best of all keep it easy but if you really want to go hot and keep it hot use the crock pot/slow cooker, one recipe I can highly recommend is Crock Pot Pulled Pork (you get a lot of gravy of this recipe and it just falls of the bone, absolutely delicious).


    Pat
    Chef #2454379
    Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:10 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I want to know what the time of party? we just did our two year olds birthday, food for the adults was a very nice brunch, while the kids had mac and cheese. a big success all around.
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