alredo-chickenIf you’re planning the perfect dinner party for some friends over the next couple of weeks, you’re probably browsing the internet in search of the perfect main course ideas, right? Well, luckily, I’ve done some of the hard work for you, and although you won’t find the recipes here, you will encounter some pretty amazing ideas that could be used to help make your night one to remember. So, take a few minutes now to read through the dishes I’ve listen below, and you should come away with at least a couple of suitable main courses you can make at home.

Don’t get me wrong, the meals I’ve listed here are very popular at dinner parties for a reason; they’re all pretty simple to throw together. That said; it’s probably a good idea to spend some time practicing before the big day, as unexpected problems do arise sometimes, and it’s definitely better to encounter them before your guests arrive. Anyway, I’m blabbering; here are the world’s most popular dinner party main courses….

Cajun Chicken Alfredo 

So long as your friends are happy to eat meat, providing them with some spicy and tasty cajun chicken could be a wise move. Usually, I’d advise you to pick up some cajun spice and coat the meat yourself, but as supermarkets and butchers have become better at this is recent years, you could easily get away with buying cajun chicken straight from the shelf. Then, place it on a bed of noodles, add some peppers, and everything should come together nicely.

Crock Pot Roast

If you haven’t got much time on your hands, but you really want to impress your guests with amazing flavour, opting to slow cook a joint of beef could solve all your problems. Admittedly, this will take around nine hours to achieve the optimum results, but it’s not like you have to keep checking on it. Serve with vegetables and roast potatoes for the best effects, and make sure you get some suitable booze. You can visit Jim’s Cellars for alcohol online, or simply head down to your local store.

Chilli Chicken Quesadillas

Again, you could coat the chicken in a homemade chilli sauce, but you’re unlikely to beat anything available from your local butchers, so do yourself a favour and don’t worry about it. Cooked for just the right length of time, chilli chicken quesadillas are guaranteed to leave your guests awe inspired by your culinary expertise. Just make sure you pick up some quality salsa to go along with this dish, as it compliments the main course perfectly.

Crispy Ginger Beef

Served on a bed of rice and cooked in the traditional chinese style, crispy ginger beef will knock your guests socks off. You might want to get hold of some red wine to go with this meal, as it tends to blend nicely with anything containing red meat. Don’t ask me why, it just does.

For information on how to make this dish, and any of the others I’ve mentioned in this post, just copy and paste the titles into your internet browser’s search bar. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading through my post today, and I can’t wait to see you back here again soon.

Enjoy!

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The Messiest Foods in the World

by Editor on January 17, 2014

P1030530 - chicken & corn on the cobWhen I think about messy foods, some of the things that come to mind are things like red wines, jams, beetroot, watermelon, saffron or turmeric died rice and that sort of thing. However, it’s not really the food that’s messy but the person eating the food that can make it into a very messy food.  Of course, the foods I mentioned there are very colourful and if we are not careful, they will make a real mess and even destroy your fabrics and carpets.

Children

Very young children are the worst offenders at making a complete mess with chocolate bars, chocolate cake, creams and yogurts. If you let them they will have it all over their faces, hands, clothes and also more than likely, all over your new carpet and table.

Corn on the cob

on the cob can be a very difficult thing to eat very gracefully. If you are like me you will need to have your corn smothered in real butter and finished off with a pinch of salt and pepper, too. If you even attempt to eat corn on the cob without plenty of tissue or a big old napkin to hand, you are simply asking for trouble. Check out this remarkable video from Wiki Tubia on the Messy Food Trivia Challenge.

Curries

Curries can also be a messy food to eat. I love to eat mine the way the Indians do it. That means I get stuck in with my bare hands and like to rip off big chunks of Nan bread and dip it into the curry and use the Nan also to pick up chunks of meat from the delicious, hot curry.

I once had a curry at a friend’s house and it was served with rainbow rice. Have you ever heard of anything so outlandish or unique? I know I hadn’t, at least until then. That’s right, rainbow coloured rice. Each individual rice grain was coloured a different, bright colour.

My friend must have spent hours in the kitchen colouring those rice grains. There were reds, green, blues, oranges, purples and other fabulous colours. You name the colour and we had rice grains on our plate that was of that same colour. You might like to try it sometime yourself. It’s really something that helps to get the party started.

Chinese Chicken

This is one of my very favourite, messy foods. Marks and Spencer’s do the best Chinese Chicken you have ever tasted in your entire life. Chinese Chicken is juicy pieces of roast chicken, smothered in a tasty, Chinese barbequed sauce that is absolutely to die for. If you have never tried it, I would highly recommend it. Be careful how you go about eating it though, because the sauce is very messy. It gets all over your fingers. Well, at least if, again, you are like me and like to eat this type of thing with your hands, it can be as messy as anything.

Green Pea Soup

Green Pea Soup is another extremely messy food so maybe one that you will want to feed to your kids, if you have them. The food colouring in this tasty dish is so potent it can absolutely destroy your tabletop if you are not careful. I would highly recommend getting out, at the very least, your fabric tablecloths for this one. If you do spill any Pea soup on the cloth, at least you can simply throw it into the washing machine and all will be well again.

Sushi

Although Sushi is a food that I love, it, too, can even get a bit messy if you are not careful. Again, it’s one of those foods that simply must be eaten with ones bare fingers. So long as the table has a cloth on it and you have a healthy number of disposable or fabric napkins to hand, you should be fine.

 

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How to Lay the Table – Properly

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Cooking Your Food In The Kitchen? (Infographic)

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Why People Order Food Online? Know the Exciting Reasons

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The internet has helped people a lot in many ways. Our everyday tasks are made a lot easier and simpler because of technology. With the help of the internet, we enjoy shopping at the benefit of our own home without the need to travel and spend time waiting on the cashier at fast foods and […]

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The 5 Best Cooking Shows to Help You Become a Pro in The Kitchen

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Planning Healthy Meals For Your Family—And Getting Them To Clear Their Plates

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You’ll want to print this one out and pin it to the inside of a kitchen cupboard—fair warning. Fact: Eating a healthy diet improves almost every aspect of physical and mental wellness. Probable fact: You and your family don’t eat as many healthy vegetables as you think you should. Also probable fact: You are busy […]

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3 Tools You Need to Cook like a Professional Chef in Your Own Home

November 5, 2013

Like any other hobby, cooking well is more fun with the right tools. Of course, you can produce delicious meals without fancy equipment, but most professional chefs have one or two kitchen aids that they would hate to be without. The same goes for amateurs who cook for the love of it: these items can […]

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5 Restaurant Interior Design Tips and Tricks

October 22, 2013

If you’re someone who happens to own or is in a management position at a restaurant, then we’re pretty sure that you have spent a significant amount of time paying close attention to other restaurants that you have visited before. And when it comes to the ones that have received a high rating, aside from […]

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5 Simple Cooking Tips to Boost Weight Loss

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Losing weight might be one of the hardest battles you’ve ever had to wage, but when it comes to cooking, there are a number of ways to make delicious meals without sacrificing some of the things you love so much. Not only that, but cooking to boost weight loss is easy and doesn’t require anything […]

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