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    I need advice on entertaining!

    Well, Ruthie and I have been engaged for a little while now, and now that I'm back in America (THANK GOD!!!!!!!) we both think it's time to have our first party as a couple. We've invited her family and a few friends over next Saturday to her house and we're planning on having a BBQ. So how do I go about this? Grilling? Beer selection? Pop for the kids? Activities? Music? Etc? Please, any advice welcome, as well as disaster stories!

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    NAKED TWISTER!

    Rent a plasma-screen TV.

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    BBQs are easy. Serve the beer cold and the BBQ hot. Kids love hot dogs and chips, and you know what adults like. Serve a cold side like potato salad or cole slaw and don't burn or over cook the meat.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Follow what Rolex said but if the kids are young get some juice like in juice boxes or caprisun. Don't go crazy, but some times even for a barbecue a cheese platter with some crackers is nice. Make sure you do some kind of simple dessert to like cupcakes or something for the kids.My mom makes a killer Taco salad I could get you the recipe if you want. All I know is we serve it at all the parties and it goes over huge very easy to make too.

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolex
    BBQs are easy. Serve the beer cold and the BBQ hot. Kids love hot dogs and chips, and you know what adults like. Serve a cold side like potato salad or cole slaw and don't burn or over cook the meat.
    Get a big cooler and put a case or two of beer (depends on # of partiers) and then cover em with ice the night before the fiesta. Also, night before, get your ribs prepared (take the membrane off the back of the ribs, and use a good spice rub on both sides, let sit in fridge overnight) Get a few bottles of your fave BBQ sauce (purists will shoot me here, but in the essence of time, buy some...I prefer Bullseye)

    Day of fiesta:
    Wrap ribs in tin-foil.
    Ribs go on coals 3-4 hrs prior to eating...stack coals up like a ramp in your grill (if gas use front burner only) and put ribs away from heat. Use indirect heat for cooking ribs, otherwise they get tough. Put some pre-soaked wood chips (hickory, apple, etc..) in tinfoil and toss em on the coals to smoke it up. About 30 mins prior to serving, lather those ribs up with the sauce! And put the extra on the table for even more goodness!

    Burgers/dogs are easy for the rugrats...have some pretzels/chips/tortillas&salsa for pre-grub eats. Get some regular 'sugared' pop and some diet for those who dont like the regular stuff and youre all set.
    Music is your choice.....certainly a personal/situational thing...

    Eat, enjoy...


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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    Good rib advice F.
    Great advice all around.
    Moreover, I would suggest that
    you occupy the kids with all the
    crap they like. Set up their treats
    in a designated area and add some TV's
    with video games, and dig up a ping
    pong or air hockey or fooseball table(s) etc.
    Hire a babysitter to keep watch and by keeping
    the kids occupied and centralized, this will permit
    the adults to have more fun.

    Welcome Home Brian! and Congrats to you and Ruth!

    Kindest Regards,

    TomDeville

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    Well I can't add anything more to what has already been said so, I hope the party goes well, don't drink too much and have fun.

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    Hahaha, I won't drink too much , but Florian, your rib recipe sounds damn good! Julie, I'd take that taco salad recipe anytime you'd be willing to share! Thanks everyone!

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    To me the most important thing is to get as much prepared before the guests arrive as possible. You want to be with them and visit, not have to cook and work all day.

    Grilling outside is one of those social things you can still do while visiting. Kitchen work for a sit-down meal is a different story because you're trying to keep up with so many things at once.

    Cole slaw, a pot of beans, bread/rolls, ribs, and beer is low-maintenance and enough to satisfy EVERYONE!

    Have a good time!

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    Good advice from all here; I'll add my own suggestion. I like Stubb's BBQ sauce (not sure if grocery stores in Minnesota carry it, but it's available here). I went to his BBQ restaurant in Austin on a business trip, and the food was great.

    P.S. Congratulations on your engagement.

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    Thanks everyone! I thought I posted we were engaged the day after I popped the question, I must not have for some reason. I'm sure the BBQ will go just fine!

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    It would be most entertaining to have you fellow Caddy owners join you in the celebration of your love!

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    Quote Originally Posted by 90Brougham350
    Hahaha, I won't drink too much , but Florian, your rib recipe sounds damn good! Julie, I'd take that taco salad recipe anytime you'd be willing to share! Thanks everyone!
    Here is that recipe. I have never seen this taco salad not go over really big. Plus it serves a lot of people. Enjoy!

    1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    1 onion chopped
    1 1/2 tsp chili powder
    1 head of lettuce shredded or chopped
    3 tomatoes chopped small
    1 can 20 ounces kidney beans drained
    1 bag of nacho cheese Doritos crushed
    8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
    1 bottle of Italian salad dressing

    Brown ground beef with chopped onions, add chili powder while browning. Layer lettuce, tomato, kidney beans, meat, & cheese. Just before serving add Doritos(or it will get soggy) pour salad dressing over salad and toss. You will need a 4”x12”x20” chafing dish. You can buy one of those disposable ones. The size as far as length is not as important as the depth make sure it is at least 4 inches deep.

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    Re: I need advice on entertaining!

    Thanks Juile! Printed immediately! Sounds delicious. Chad, I was thinking about that actually. It'd be pretty cool if I got all Caddies for my wedding party ya know? Like a few '76 Fleetwood series 75's or something like that!

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    That'd be friggin awesome!!

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