Serious Eats: Talk
Dinner Party Help!
So I am having a group of about 7 women over for dinner tonight. We don't know each other that well, so I want to impress people, but it should be pretty relaxed. I don't know the dietary restrictions so I figured I would do a menu of heavy appetizers with a few vegetarian and a few meat options. Bear in mind that I need to keep the budget pretty low, and have to execute everything in a total of two hours.
So far I have:
green pea and parmesan dip with crudite and crostini
pesto, sundried tomato, and goat cheese pizza (dough is already made and rising)
What I can't figure out is, I want some kind of meat thing that isn't Italian but I don't want to buy a ton of specialty ingredients. Thought about chicken satay, but I'm really unsure.
I also want to do some cheese option but I don't know what, was considering brie en croute.
Help! The party is tonight and I can't decide