What do you typically serve your dinner guests?!
I have found that a “bar” of some sorts works best. A potato bar, as seen above, or a make your own pizza bar with homemade crusts and a variety of toppings and cheese, or pasta bar with 2-3 types of cooked noodles and 2-3 different sauces. You could also serve something like what Christan served our family…Stack-E-Up-Es.
These work well because you can feed more people without having to spend an exorbitant amount of money. For an everyday dinner, I’d shoot for a budget of about $1.25-$1.50 per person for the meal. And don’t be afraid to let your guests know what they can bring to “add to the bar” or bring for the side, when they ask. Don’t feel like you have to say, “Oh I got it all covered.”
There’s nothing wrong with sharing the dinner duties (both in preparation time and money-wise) when it comes to enjoying a meal with friends and/or extended family!
Your turn. What do you serve up when you have guests over?!?