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Old 12-03-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I am having a few friends over for dinner next Monday, and I just found out one is a vegetarian (NOT a vegan). How does this menu sound?

- French bread toasted in the oven
- Butter lettuce salad -- butter lettuce, corn, cucumber, avocado, red onion cut into tiny pieces, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, choice of dressing (I have lite Greek with it ... LOVE this salad!!)
- Slow cooker cheese tortellini: cheese tortellini, spinach, diced tomatoes, veggie broth, lite cream cheese added at the end (this is a recipe from Gentlearts in the Recipes section). I may stir-fry some chicken breast and have that (and the bread) in a warming tray for those who want to add chicken to this pasta dish, but I think it sounds pretty good as it is (and I say that as someone who eats meat/poultry with most dinners).
- Phyllo shells with mixed fresh fruit & whipped cream (or vanilla ice cream) for dessert
- Wine and mixed drinks

I'm using the slow cooker as I will likely be on campus most of the day ... will get home only an hour or two before the guests are due. BTW these are good friends -- no food critics!! -- but I still want to make something nice!

Any comments would be appreciated!
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I'd certainly show up! You've probably gone farther than most would to accommodate vegetarians. I find that people who know I'm a vegetarian will always provide an option for me. However, you've planned an actual vegetarian meal, with the option of adding meat for those so inclined. Looks like a very good and thoughtful menu to me.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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Make sure the person is safe eating dairy. Thousands aren't. If they're clear to ingest cow squeezin's you're in good shape.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Make sure the person is safe eating dairy. Thousands aren't. If they're clear to ingest cow squeezin's you're in good shape.
I specifically asked about food allergies, dislikes, etc., and dairy wasn't mentioned so I think I'm OK there. (She's not a vegan.)
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I would probably skip the feta in the salad and maybe add artichokes or another vegetable instead. The entree already is providing enough dairy. Otherwise, it sounds like a delicious dinner. Have fun!
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I would probably skip the feta in the salad and maybe add artichokes or another vegetable instead. The entree already is providing enough dairy. Otherwise, it sounds like a delicious dinner. Have fun!
Actually, I think I will put the feta in a little bowl on the table so anyone who wants it can just sprinkle it on top of the salad. Thanks for posting!
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Other than the avocado (which I don't like), it sounds like a really awesome meatless meal. You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy meatless meals, don't forget
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Other than the avocado (which I don't like), it sounds like a really awesome meatless meal. You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy meatless meals, don't forget
You are right! I am seriously considering skipping the chicken altogether, although I think I will run it by some of the non-vegetarians who are coming, just in case (it would be fine with me). Thanks for responding!
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I am having a few friends over for dinner next Monday, and I just found out one is a vegetarian (NOT a vegan). How does this menu sound?

- French bread toasted in the oven
- Butter lettuce salad -- butter lettuce, corn, cucumber, avocado, red onion cut into tiny pieces, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, choice of dressing (I have lite Greek with it ... LOVE this salad!!)
- Slow cooker cheese tortellini: cheese tortellini, spinach, diced tomatoes, veggie broth, lite cream cheese added at the end (this is a recipe from Gentlearts in the Recipes section). I may stir-fry some chicken breast and have that (and the bread) in a warming tray for those who want to add chicken to this pasta dish, but I think it sounds pretty good as it is (and I say that as someone who eats meat/poultry with most dinners).
- Phyllo shells with mixed fresh fruit & whipped cream (or vanilla ice cream) for dessert
- Wine and mixed drinks

I'm using the slow cooker as I will likely be on campus most of the day ... will get home only an hour or two before the guests are due. BTW these are good friends -- no food critics!! -- but I still want to make something nice!

Any comments would be appreciated!

Karen it sounds delicious! I think anyone would enjoy this meal.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:49 AM
 
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I'm not a vegetarian and I would really enjoy this meal.
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