What dish can you not live without when cooking a large meal?

United States
November 29, 2007 2:01pm CST
For me, it would have to be potatoe salad, greens, and deviled eggs. For some reason, I don't think these items should be left off of any big meal menu. Let us know what the must haves are on your big meal menu's. Thanks! Ms Taz
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 07
My mum does a great roast dinner and for me if the parsnips are not in the meal then it's not the same, I love parsnips, roasted and lovely and crisp. They are my favourite and they have to be included to make the meal complete.
• United States
3 Dec 07
What are parsnips? I have never seen them nor tasted them only heard people talk about them. Do you have a picture?
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 07
Roast Parsnips - Roast Parsnips are delicious and go nicely with a roast
Parsnips are from the turnip family they are vegetables which are best eaten roasted and are simply delicious, here is a picci of them!
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• United States
7 Dec 07
Oh ok. Thanks for the pic. I love turnip greens, but not the actual turnip, so I don't know if I'll like parsnips or not. Guess I'll have to see. Smile!!
• United States
30 Nov 07
I don't normally prepare large meals anymore because it's too much food that I have to eat. I feel compelled to have something of everything and then I'm so stuffed afterwards that I can't even move. I like to include a tossed salad on the menu though, in the hope that I will fill up on that and eat less of other stuff. Many times it doesn't work, and I end up with every thing eaten off my plate but the salad!
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• United States
1 Dec 07
lol - Salads are a wonderful addition, but you've got to eat them to make them count...smile!! Thanks for responding!
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• United States
1 Dec 07
Hehehe, yeah, it totally defeats the whole purpose if I don't eat it. Well maybe not totally because it took up room on the plate that I would have filled with other stuff! I actually LOVE salads, just not plain ol' dinner salads. I like them as the main meal, with everything I can possibly think of tossed in... anchovies, hot peppers, beans, cheese, pounds of avocado, leftover steamed veggies - the list is endless! Thanks for the BR!
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• United States
2 Dec 07
I could eat a salad every day. I understand...gotta have all the extras or it's just not a salad. You're welcome!! Happy Posting!
@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
2 Dec 07
Meat and potatoes - Mashed potatoes
For me a big meal has to have mashed potatoes and gravy, this is a must. I cannot image my christmas dinner without them.
• United States
7 Dec 07
I love mashed potatoes and gravy. I think I could eat them every meal every day!!
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
1 Dec 07
It would have to be Mashed potatoes and gravy. Anytime I plan a meal, I seem to ask myself... potatoes and what. We are big potato eaters.
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• United States
1 Dec 07
Potatoes are a great starch. I think I eat too many of them though....lol. Thanks for the response V!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Deviled eggs are a must for me for any large meal. I also have a potato dish of some type whether it be mashed potatoes or something else. Bread! You cannot have a nice large meal without bread of some sort.
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• United States
1 Dec 07
Bread is a must in my house also, but I don't eat it. lol Thanks for your response!
• United States
29 Nov 07
honestly, when we have abig meal.the meal would not be complete without mashed potatoes and gravy. every large meal,wouldnt be complete without it.
• United States
29 Nov 07
Yeah, I forgot about those. lol!! Thanks for responding.