Dinner party?

So i decided to have about 5 people over on sunday (7 including me and the gf) any suggestions on what i should make? i was thinking maybe a roast, or a ham or something along those lines… i really dont feel that inventive this week… any help would be appreciated
lasagne, salad, bread cake from a bakery if you don’t make dessert

antipasto salad, risotto w/ chicken, bread


enchiladas, rice + beans, veggies
Pork roast, stuffed shells, make-your-own tacos, pork chops.

I have no idea , just random stuff that came to mind. Something fun!
What kind of dinner party do you want to put on?

Casual & fun, more formal & reserved? Specifics would help plan the appropriate meal. If it’s more casual and fun, have people fix their own meals like with fix-your-own tacos and what not. The freedom to choose will add a lot to the meal. If it is a more formal meal, do you want to have mutliple courses? If so, you should go with your choice of salad, maybe a more expensive dinner entree, followed by dessert.. etc.
Another question is how much you actually want to spend, because then you know if you can put on a less expensive casual or more expensive formal.

Its more or less casual… just something to do on a sunday night for my friends… i dont want to spend too horribly much, but i also dont want to be a cheap ass…

tacos are actually a rad idea!
some sort of pasta dish would be easy and mostly everyone likes pasta
add a salad to the mix and some nice bread and you’ve got a meal

maybe a baked mac and cheese recipe?
Least effort, most impressive:

Sirloin roast:

  • 1 1/4 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher (or 1/2 tablespoon table salt)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 2lb sirloin tip roast

Combine spices and olive oil, let sit 15 minutes room temp. Rub over entire roast.
Place roast on baking sheet lined with foil.
350 degrees, 45 minutes (until internal reaches 140).
Turn off oven, let sit for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.
Slice and serve.
(From All Recipes).

Side dish: Mashed potatoes or rice. Both from a box if you’re super lazy.
Salad: Lettuce, avocado, red onion, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, italian dressing.

All done in about 1.5 hours.
chicken and noodles is always good and usually good for a larger group of people. I like lasagna, too, thats always easy and everyone likes it. depending on the weather, stew or a big pot of chili would be good, too.
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