Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Feeding a crowd, or just hungry

Everyone has one of those dishes you make for large parties. Something so tasty that guests talk about long after the party is over. I use Giada De Laurentiis' Chicken Tetrazzini. This is easy to prepare the day before and pop in the oven an hour before the serving.

My only deviation from her wonderful recipe is to reserve the breadcrumb Parmesan cheese topping until right before I put it in the oven. That's something for me to say since I modify every recipe I find, this one is darn near perfect. The recipe states it serves 6-8 but I've found at a buffet or a potluck, when you are serving other dishes, it will feed more like 8-10.

This is also one of the "bullet-proof" casseroles that can be reheated without any problem so next day lunch is most tasty. After a big party the last thing you want to do is cook but reheat, yum.

This is one of my go-tos, what about sharing some of your party pleasers.

Editors note: Pardon this crummy photo. I had ten in the buffet line and forgot to take the beauty shot before I called them to dinner. Never try to come between hungry guest and the food. Sheesh.


Freya and Paul said...

Paul is always on at me to make Tetrazzine for him but I've never gotten around to it - I must do it for him!

Chris said...

I have never made it either.....and have only eaten Turkey Tetrazzine. I should be been in that buffet line...:)

Joanna said...

This sounds great, just what's needed for this weekend, when we've got a crowd.

Here's a link to what I make when there are lots of people about, and although it sounds wintery, it's just as good when the weather's hot (I suppose because it comes from the sultry south of France!)


Doodles said...

I hope you make that when we come to visit sister. I think I haveto start a list of foods to make and to dine out. And there are a few items that lil bird needs to make as well.

mooncrazy said...

Joanna, oh thanks for that "sultry stew"!