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chili for dinner tonight - what to serve with it, more elegant crowd than expected?

What can I serve to an elegant crowd when I have prepared chili unknowingly!?

asked by Barbara over 1 year ago
9 answers 1743 views
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inpatskitchen

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added over 1 year ago

I'd serve the chili over spaghetti and have toppings like cheese, sour cream, green onion etc. and then toss a crisp green salad and garlic bread.

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

Tell them it's a down home party with chili and fixin's, have everyone dress casually and bring their favorite craft beer, and don't sweat it. Even fancy people like chili.

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added over 1 year ago

It may be too late for you, but I would do an app that plays off the Tex-Mex theme -- maybe guacamole and pico de gallo served with endive spears instead of chips; mini tortilla "cups" filled with corn salsa; or jicama spears sprinkled with lime juice and chili powder. With the chili you could serve a crisp green salad with a lime/honey vinaigrette and individual corn muffins. Maybe a lighter dessert to balance the heavy main, like a tropical fruit salad with this tequila sauce: http://dessert.food.com....

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added over 1 year ago

Fabulous! You are so right, thank you. I'm on it with joy!

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PieceOfLayerCake

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added over 1 year ago

Ina Garten likes to serve "rustic" food to chic crowds....and anything Ina does.....

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added over 1 year ago

what about popovers along with corn muffins, they always look fancy, or just saw a cornbread panzella salad here.

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added over 1 year ago

Serve it over creamy goat cheese polenta with some roasted vegetables alongside.