This would be no big deal to most of you, I'm certain, but I'm not the most confident in these situations, so I'm asking for advice.
Next Wednesday I'm having 5 other people over for a BBQ dinner ... to do a trial run on my new BBQ griller-thing I recently bought. Normally I only cook for one other person at a time, so catering for more will be a bit more of a challenge.
OK, so there'll be steak. (Which I hardly eat at all, usually, but this being a BBQ ......)
And salads. Any suggestions for slightly different ones? (Remember it's summer in Oz, so think summer vegetables)
Then I'm thinking of a baby potato/garlicky dish cooked in a little olive oil in the microwave. (A yummy, easy dish I picked up from Barbara Kafka's Microwave Gourmet, ages ago.)
Any suggestions for another vegetable dish that might go down well with this lot?
OH, & dessert! Any tried & true EASY recipes that can be made before-hand? I'm not much of a dessert person, normally .... usually just fruit, or yoghurt, etc ... This time I'd like something nice.
BIG CONSTRAINT!: I have a tiny
kitchen (where most of the stuff, apart from the BBQ meat will be prepared.) So I can't use lots of pots, pans, utensils without creating utter havoc!
It's the quantity of food, for this number of people, to be produced in a small space that will be the biggest challenge.
Any thoughts would be most appreciated!