Friday, February 5, 2010

Lap Meal: No Knives, No Trays. No Problems..Take 1 (Hospitality EVENTuality

One of my daughters asked if I could solicit and compile recipes from all of you out there who read my blog.  The criterion for the recipes that she needs is a common one: food that can be eaten off of a plate off of a lap. She's hosting a book club dinner and wants no knives, no trays, and no problems. We've all hosted these showers, Super Bowl parties, and salons.

We can do better than this!

I look forward to your suggestions!

Here are some of my ideas...
  • coconut shrimp with the tails on (serving as handles)
  • chicken, beef, or pork satays on a wooden skewer (My sister has a great recipe.  Let me know if you want it.)
  • quiches baked in muffin tins or ramekins
  • potatoes au gratin baked in muffin tins or ramekins 
  • shrimp or chicken creamy fillings in puff pastry cups
  • curry chicken salad on mini-crescent rolls
  • pulled pork on small bakery buns
  • sliders on small bakery buns
  • gumbo or jambalaya
I'll keep thinking!

See the HM 2/19/2010 post...Lap Meal: No Knives, No Trays Take 2


  1. Thanks Mom! I like the satay idea - can you send me Mel's recipe?

  2. Megan, go to this website. It references the recipe that Mel sent. It looks soooo easy. Keep hospitalitymorality posted on how it turns out and your entire menu. Bon Appetit!

    Website for Chicken Satay...


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