I dont want to be both Daisy and Mrs. Patmore!
I was thinking spaghetti & meatballs
i hate getting crumbs in bed. serve hot fudge sundaes.
Depends how neat they are.
Quesadillas- you can put cheese, shredded chicken & other ingredients in them, heat to warm (nuke if absolutely necessary) just before the show, cut into wedges & serve. Of course a lot depends on why there are 4 people in your bed (what else is on the agenda??), & whether or not you want a whole meal, but quesadillas are certainly a good snack- and no crumbs!
Too funny! A French picnic with champagne, Brie, pâté, grapes. Instead of a baguette opt for small crackers to avoid mess.
Actually I like your answer better than my own- much classier! I do wonder about the cracker-crumb issue, but perhaps small crackers that can be eaten in one or two bites would do the trick. And maybe a limit on the champagne.... 4 people in a bed could otherwise lead to trouble!
For Downton Abbey - British food...for a real dinner, you could do individual pork, steak, shepherd's, or fish pies. (All fine done ahead.) If just dessert, you could do Sticky Toffee Pudding or a fruit crumble with custard sauce. Or get a big wedge of Stilton, some wheat meal biscuits, slice up some pears and pour some Port - very British, delicious and requires only assembly before the show begins.
its a full dinner... 2 episodes at prime supper time! tried snacks week one, not good enough. done most of the brit pies etc... but the sticky toffee idea is a keeper. may do some cheese and fresh scones btw... in bed because thats where the only TV is.
An English picnic, cucumber sandwiches, scotch eggs, pork pies, sausage rolls, crisps etc... Followed by fairy cakes, Swiss roll, individual trifles or jellies. A thermos of tea and lashings of lemonade/ginger beer. Spread a picnic blanket out on the bed to catch the crumbs, and put the food n a hamper next to the bed to keep it all in! Or how about a Ploughmans lunch? Equally as English, just not as downtown abbey!
How about this: get a package of wonton skins 1pound of sweet sausage 1 jar of Mexican salsa you will need two mini muffin tinsPut one wonton skin into each muffin tin then sauté the sausage until browned add salsa. Fill each muffin cup with sausage mixture and bake in 350 oven for 15 minutes or till skins are lightly golden serve with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. It's easy and impressive. Enjoy!
For a full meal I'd do: appetizer- cheese & onion tart (can be made a day ahead- slice and serve). Main course: marinated chicken breast (many marinade options) sliced in strips & served over roasted, sliced potatoes (season- lemon, garlic, rosemary). Side dish: steamed broccoli florets tossed in chive butter. For dessert: pound cake (lemon or orange flavored) with Grand Marnier whipped cream. Serve all buffet style- if you have a small table you can move into the bedroom fine, otherwise some chairs- one dish per chair. You won't miss a thing (and minimal-no crumbs)!
Make sure whatever you make you lay out on a table in your bedroom, and let your guests serve themselves and save the difference.