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Dinner for company...

December 15th, 2008 at 07:22 pm

A Mother in Law to be precise.

And I forgot they were coming when we went shopping last week. (in fact only remembered when they called from an hour away!)

Not only did I not buy any vegetables last week, we had just a few and I forgot and thought, I also didn't buy any company meat, like turkey, roast or ham or steak.

Nope I have some ground beef (less than a pound), and pasta or potatoes (they don't like rice) and corn.

Corn is not really a vegetable, but it will have to do tonight as I have no intentions of serving them lima beans! (they don't like them)

I do have tomato, but to the best of my recollection the other daughter in law (who is a very good cook) always makes either spaghetti or lasagna (wish I could have some, did I mention she is good) so I don't want them to have the same food two nights in a row.

Anyway that leaves me with two options, some kind of pasta and some kind of potatoes...not really sure what.

Did I mention I was out of vegetables?

About the only think I have a large stock of is chocolate to make fudge out of. and while delivery of the annual Christmas fudge is hottly anticipated by friends and such, take a guess as to how my mother in law feels about it...yep, she doesn't like it.

They said they would be here around 3pm, so I expect them by 4:30 or so.

Which gives me 2 hours to figure out what to cook for dinner, and cook it.

4 Responses to “Dinner for company...”

  1. my english castle Says:

    Out of the question to go to the store?
    Good luck!
    Hamburger pie of some sort?

  2. swimgirl Says:

    Check my blog for a recipe for Pasta Bake. Yes, it's a casserole, but it's yummy and has tomato sauce in it. How about a big fruit salad instead of vegetables?

  3. whitestripe Says:

    you could make a sheperds pie with the meat and corn and then potatoes on top?

  4. princessperky Says:

    I went with the shepherds husband loved it, not sure on guests but FIL had seconds at any rate.

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