Friday, May 02, 2008

RED ALERT! RED ALERT! College Son Coming Home Tomorrow with Two Friends for Dinner! AACK!

SOS! SOS! Something tells me they are going to expect "food!"--dishes prepared sans can lids and ants! I'll definitely be fixing the "Ken Lee" cake. Please send helpful ideas NOW. I only have 29 hours left to get ready. No grill-grill is kaput. Chinette? Do not take the time to write in full complete sentences. Just FIRE ideas at me like rapid-fire machine guns! If you read here often and care about me as an individual and AI fanatic, don't just sit there-DO SOMETHING!


Lois E. Lane said...

Your post is dated dated as tomorrow...what kind of voodoo is this? Or did you move to Australia? If so, please don't tell me what's going to happen today...I like surprises :)

Susanne said...

Tacos. Just shred the fillings, brown the meat with the taco pkg seasoning and let them build their own.

Hero sandwiches. Sub buns, varied deli meats, varied veggies. Let them build their own.

Pizza shells, canned sauce, shredded mozza, pepperoni, ham, various veggies. Let the build their own.

Notice the build your own theme happening.

The Mexican macaroni and cheese recipe I put up the other day.

The giant muffins from Costco, fresh fruit, varied types of cheese.

Good luck!

Kelli said...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Big Mama said...

Make my Mexican Casserole recipe. It's beyond easy. And made for boys and/or men.

Big Mama said...

Make my Mexican Casserole recipe. It's beyond easy. And made for boys and/or men.

Faith said...

Make a huge bowl of pasta.
Add huge tossed salad, save time by buying bags of spring greens, shredded carrots, etc.
Pick up garlic bread from deli.
Pick up 2 jars of Newman's Pasta Sauce to toss in microwave just as pasta is done. Pour over pasta.
Have fun!

sara said...

HEY! My teenage sons LOVE this:
3-4 lb roast.
1 can campbells french onion soup
1 can campbells beef consomme
1 can cambells beef broth

put in crockpot and pour soup over meet. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Shredd and serve on a bun with provolone cheese.
Use liquid to dip sandwich in if you want to!
This is awesome!!! and EASY!

Darlene R. said...

Chicken Spaghetti!! It's quick and easy and it makes A LOT. Kind of spicy. Let me know if you want the recipe. :)

Alana said...

One of my favorite dishes to feed a lot of people (and let's face it three college aged boys qualifies) is BBQ Pork. Get a Boston B*tt pork roast, put it in the crockpot for 8 hours on low (don't add water or anything). Once it is done, drain the fat, and shred it with a fork. Add BBQ sauce to taste...atleast one bottle. It is really good and you'll probably even have leftovers. Hope this helps!

Marsha said...

Well duh... Pizza King! It works for me every time I come home!

SJ said...

Taco Soup. It's FAST, it's EASY, and there's LOTS of it. Oh and it's SO good too!

I'll post the recipe on my in a minute.

Lynn said...

Oh yea Pizza King! I miss me some Royal Feast! I know take the boys to get pizza and pick up a couple of extras to send to Marsha and I! Sounds like a plan! LOL

marina said...

Linda, come on over to my blog and you will laugh your socks off if you have ever have been in a Nail solan.LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melanie said...

I was thinking tacos, too.

I do a taco bar. I brown the meat, add seasoning and a little water and put in the crockpot on warm.

Have shells and chips (in case they want to make super nachos)

Put out lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes, different cheeses, a few kinds of salsa (jar!)and some refried beans.

Also- Stouffers lasagna is very good. Buy the family size one. Add salad and bread. They won't care that it was frozen!

Sarah said...

I say...order pizza :)

Mocha with Linda said...

My chicken enchilada casserole. It's on my blog from the blog party in early March. It's great and makes a lot.

Oh, and sorry to skew your sitemeter stats - the pizza arrived and I forgot to come click off before we ate!! :-)

Teri said...

Big Mama comments you? Wow, you ARE famous! I might be out of my blogger league here.;)

Food: Breakfast for dinner! Eggs, pancakes, hash browns,bacon.

Or cook a ham with cheesy potatos and a salad.

Marsha said...

Sorry that 'a ring to the King' isn't going to work for you this weekend. I always found with my son and his friends that they were happier with anything they could pick up and eat, sandwiches, tacos, chicken. If you want to sit down with them I would say a mexican casserole or something along those lines. Spaghetti or lasagna is always good but I don't know how much trouble you want to go to. You can find recipes all over the web.

Oh, and as for why I keep coming back, well, who else do I know from my hometown that is on the cutting edge of blogdom. You are one of the funniest and most comfortable reads I go to each day! Now don't go gettin' the big head, this county school girl might think you're getting too big for your Muncie britches!

BTW, I knew of the Terhune family but did not know them personally, just that they owned the McDonalds. Gee, I still remember when the first one opened up on Madison Street! WOW... a long time ago! I'm old! Sorry to hear of his passing!

Anonymous said...

How 'bout some Chili Mac?

Brown some ground beef.

Saute chopped onion in a little veg oil.

Add 1 - 2 teaspoons each of cumin and Chili powder.

Add 3 cans tomato sauce

Add 1 can of Rotel (if you don't like it spicy, go for the mild Rotel or skip it and just add a can of chopped tomatoes.)

Add 1 4 oz. can of diced green chilis (optional)

Add 2 cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed

Add 1 can of garbanzo beans., drained and rinsed.

Optional: Cup or 2 of frozen corn

Bring to a boil, simmer for a while.

Serve over ALREADY COOKED Elbow Macaroni with shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Style Cheese and Sour Cream on top.

That's what we are having for din-din tonight!! Easy 'nuf! And filling for those growing young men!!

Marsha said...

Oh thank you Lynn! I loves me some Royal Feast. Listen to Lynn Lidna... send pizza and quick! to me and Lynn! You can take the boys to Micky D's!

PJ said...

I'd say you have enough food to feed an army...are we all invited over to eat with you???? I'll be right there! And...we're expecting some "Ken Lee" quality tales picked up at the dinner table!!

Tammy said...

No clue. I can't even figure out what I want to have for dinner each week...

And I'm really tired today, so even though it's evening, I keep looking at your nifty espresso machine and wanting that- ahem- 3RD cup of coffee. (no pun intended).

Gayle said...

I was going to suggest The Pioneer Woman's wings, too!
Have fun with your full house!