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  1. #1
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Now I'm in for it....



    I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?




  2. #2
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    On Sep 17, 1:36*pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?
    >
    >

    Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior to
    this dinner."


  3. #3
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    On Sep 17, 11:48*am, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    > On Sep 17, 1:36*pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?

    >
    > Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior to
    > this dinner."


    Get McDonald's for the kids.

  4. #4
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    On Sep 17, 1:52*pm, Chemo <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > On Sep 17, 11:48*am, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    >
    > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    > > On Sep 17, 1:36*pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > > > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > > > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > > > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > > > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > > > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > > > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?

    >
    > > Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior to
    > > this dinner."

    >
    > Get McDonald's for the kids.


    >
    >

    Excellent idea.

  5. #5
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    On Monday, September 17, 2012 2:36:19 PM UTC-4, George M. Middius wrote:
    > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    >
    > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    >
    > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    >
    > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    >
    > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    >
    > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    >
    > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?


    I have a suggestion that's sure to please everyone. Die a slow, painful death.

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Sep 17, 1:36 pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns
    >> out they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't
    >> think the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food.
    >> OTOH, I hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on
    >> spaghetti with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice
    >> homemade rolls, a couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D
    >> ice cream with cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as
    >> adults?
    >>
    >>

    > Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior to
    > this dinner."


    I wouldn't waste much time on Middiot's post. He will no doubt get nasty and
    snarky on his would-be guests, who will decide he's just too mean spirited
    to be good company for their kids. Most likely they have promised the kids
    dinner out already, so instead of just staying home they will take them to
    Chuckee Cheese, where they will enjoy a better prepared meal than they would
    get from Middiot, although the show might seem familiar.

    Just sayin'.

    MartyB



  7. #7
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    George M. Middius wrote:
    >
    >I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    >they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    >the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    >hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    >with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    >couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    >cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?


    Serve your usual P&J sandwiches. Anyway it's patently obvious you
    posted this so folks would think you have a life.

  8. #8
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    On 9/17/2012 8:36 AM, George M. Middius wrote:
    >
    >
    > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?
    >


    My condolences. Spaghetti sounds good. Just make sure you make it kinda
    bland. I'd make little hand held meat pies for those critters and the
    adults. The kids ain't gonna like fish or veggies. It's not a good idea
    to serve soup to kids. That's my feeling. They don't need to eat a bunch
    of things. Ice cream is always good but don't knock yourself out about
    it. They're just savages anyway.


  9. #9
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    [email protected] wrote:

    > > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?
    > >
    > >

    > Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior to
    > this dinner."


    Pretty much, but I have the rest of the week to plan, so I said OK.



  10. #10
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    Chemo wrote:

    > > > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > > > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6.


    > Get McDonald's for the kids.


    I never force people to dine outside my own religion.



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    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    Shelley tries to "help".

    > >I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > >they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > >the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > >hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > >with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > >couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > >cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?

    >
    > Serve your usual P&J sandwiches. Anyway it's patently obvious you
    > posted this so folks would think you have a life.


    The kids are too old for PBJ. I assume you're imagining your siblings'
    dead children.



  12. #12
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    Keep it simple, e.g. comfort food. Meatloaf you can do ahead, reheat, dump on some sauce. Mashed spuds, a garden salad. I wouldn't knock myself out - they might not appreciate it. I mean the adults!!

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    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    On Sep 17, 11:36*am, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?


    Tell us what the occasion is and maybe you can get some better input.
    Is it a double divorce, a new wife swapping deal, a death....WTF!!!!

  14. #14
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    "George M. Middius" wrote:
    >
    > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?


    Feed them the same meal and "expose them to more sophisticated food."
    It's never too young to start. If they don't like it, screw em!
    Regardless they will love the dessert...ice cream and cookies.

    G.

  15. #15
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    "[email protected]" wrote:
    >
    > On Sep 17, 1:52 pm, Chemo <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > On Sep 17, 11:48 am, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    > >
    > > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    > > > On Sep 17, 1:36 pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:

    > >
    > > > > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > > > > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > > > > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > > > > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > > > > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > > > > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > > > > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?

    > >
    > > > Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior to
    > > > this dinner."

    > >
    > > Get McDonald's for the kids.

    >
    > >
    > >

    > Excellent idea.


    Yeah...so McD is not good food for anyone here but it's ok for someone's
    kids?
    Feed the kids the main meal.

    G.

  16. #16
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    "George M. Middius" wrote:
    >
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > > > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > > > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > > > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > > > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > > > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > > > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > > > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?
    > > >
    > > >

    > > Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior to
    > > this dinner."

    >
    > Pretty much, but I have the rest of the week to plan, so I said OK.


    Tell them what you plan to serve and serve that. Let the parents decide
    whether to feed the kids elsewhere first or bring something along for them.
    That's their problem, not yours. You are the nice one inviting them to
    dinner in the first place. Screw the kids.

    G.

  17. #17
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....


    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > "George M. Middius" wrote:
    >>
    >> I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    >> they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    >> the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    >> hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    >> with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    >> couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    >> cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?

    >
    > Feed them the same meal and "expose them to more sophisticated food."
    > It's never too young to start. If they don't like it, screw em!
    > Regardless they will love the dessert...ice cream and cookies.
    >



    I agree. I just helped at a church dinner, simple pasta with meat sauce,
    etc. First thing someone comes in the kitchen and says there are some kids
    that don't want the meat sauce they just want butter on their pasta. I
    said, nice and loud, "so what the hell are they doing here?"



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    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....


    "George M. Middius" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns out
    > they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I don't think
    > the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated food. OTOH, I
    > hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal centered on spaghetti
    > with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a
    > couple of veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with
    > cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?
    >
    >
    >


    how old are the kids? How intelligent are the adults? You can't please
    everyone, and sometimes you can't please anyone.



  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Sep 17, 1:52 pm, Chemo <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> On Sep 17, 11:48 am, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    >>
    >> <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    >>> On Sep 17, 1:36 pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >>
    >>>> I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It turns
    >>>> out they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for 6. I
    >>>> don't think the kids have had a lot of exposure to sophisticated
    >>>> food. OTOH, I hate going to the trouble of a five-course meal
    >>>> centered on spaghetti with meat sauce. I'm thinking fresh fish,
    >>>> some nice homemade rolls, a couple of veggies, salad or soup, and
    >>>> maybe H-D ice cream with cookies. Any thoughts on pleasing kids as
    >>>> well as adults?

    >>
    >>> Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior
    >>> to this dinner."

    >>
    >> Get McDonald's for the kids.

    >
    >>
    >>

    > Excellent idea.


    I think it's pretty rude!



  20. #20
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm in for it....

    Gary wrote:
    > "[email protected]" wrote:
    >>
    >> On Sep 17, 1:52 pm, Chemo <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> On Sep 17, 11:48 am, "itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net"
    >>>
    >>> <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote:
    >>>> On Sep 17, 1:36 pm, George M. Middius <glanb...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>> I have to cook a special-occasion dinner for two couples. It
    >>>>> turns out they're bringing their kids, so now it's a dinner for
    >>>>> 6. I don't think the kids have had a lot of exposure to
    >>>>> sophisticated food. OTOH, I hate going to the trouble of a
    >>>>> five-course meal centered on spaghetti with meat sauce. I'm
    >>>>> thinking fresh fish, some nice homemade rolls, a couple of
    >>>>> veggies, salad or soup, and maybe H-D ice cream with cookies. Any
    >>>>> thoughts on pleasing kids as well as adults?
    >>>
    >>>> Did they just spring it on you "Oh by the way, I'm bringing Junior
    >>>> to this dinner."
    >>>
    >>> Get McDonald's for the kids.

    >>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Excellent idea.

    >
    > Yeah...so McD is not good food for anyone here but it's ok for
    > someone's kids?
    > Feed the kids the main meal.


    Yeah. Not only did I not like McDonald's as a kid, I would have been very
    insulted if someone gave that to me!



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