Help me plan my last minute dinner!
June 18, 2012 10:10 AM Subscribe
Hey, what should I cook for dinner tonight?
Okay, I apologize in advance for asking this question. I know questions like it have been asked many, many times before. But I'm suffering from brain freeze brought on by an over abundance of options and lack of time.
Specific requirements inside. Thank you for looking at my ridiculous question.
posted by quietshout to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, the details:
It's a dinner party(ish). People coming over for dinner, at least. It should be relatively impressive, or at least not embarrassing. No top ramen.
Four adults and one toddler. It would be nice if the meal incorporated toddler friendly dishes.
We're in St. Louis, and it's crazy hot here. Light would be good.
Everyone is omnivorous, but that doesn't necessarily mean we need to eat meat.
It's a given that it should be easy and quick, right?
Should be able to be prepared at least mostly ahead of time.
Ideas so far: We have a bunch of fresh basil. I could do a tomato, mozzarella, basil salad. But... I am totally blanking on the actual meal part of the meal.
Dessert is already taken care of.
I'm going to make a decision and go to the grocery store within the next hour, so if you answer after that, you'll be answering for future searchers, or a future me.