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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving

We're having a 70's style buffet at work and can't think what to make, anyone got some good idea's?

It has to be HM as I don't buy supermarket ready made stuff, and I always make puds/cakes so would like to make something savoury if possible.



  • Auntie-DollyAuntie-Dolly Forumite
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    prawn vol au vents. cheese & pineapple on sticks.
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  • tanithtanith Forumite
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    pineapple and cheese on sticks , sausages on sticks, cream cheese in celery, french sticks cut up with a bowl of butter curls , avocado dip with crackers, prawn cocktail on a bed of lettuce. how could I forget quiches, chicken wings, and trifle of course.
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  • Uniscots97Uniscots97 Forumite
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    As Auntie Dolly said cheese and pineapple on sticks (also cheese and a pickled onion) and serve on a halved orange or hollowed out melon i.e. a cheese and pineapple hedgehog.

    You could also have:-

    mini cocktail sausages
    jelly (or make it up and cut up into cubes)
    sandwiches (cut into triangles)
    fox's party rings biscuits
    mini sausage rolls
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    Cheese straws?
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  • jackomdjjackomdj Forumite
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    Cheese and pineapple has been mentioned but don't forget you have to wrap a potato in foil and stick them in there like a prickly hedgehog!

    Trifle and pink blancmange for pudding.
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    Cheese/pineapple of sticks, pineapple/tiny white onions on sticks, vol au vents with egg/mayo, prawn/mayo, chicken/curry, sausages on sticks, stuck into half a potato covered in foil so it looks like a hedgehog, sausage rolls, devilled eggs, flans/quiche lorraine, ritz biscuits with a curly squirt of primula, rice salad, scotch eggs (cut into halves or quarters). And my all time favourite at the time - a black forest gateaux - my friend had one as her engagement party cake in 1979.

    And a BBC page of 35 recipes

    I remember my friend's 18th in the late 70s, her mum had made a great sweetcorn flan and a tomato/onion one. I got the recipes and made it a few times... then mislaid the recipe (or mum swiped it, it got shoved in one of her books then tossed out, which is more likely)
  • meritatenmeritaten
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    cheese straws! they were essential! they used to be made from shortcrust pastry with cheddar cheese added. but, this updated recipe is much nicer.

    buy some ready rolled puff pastry. roll it out a good one third more. !!!!! all over with a fork. grate parmesan cheese all over it and run the rolling pin over to press the cheese into the pastry. season lightly with sea salt and black pepper. cut into strips as large or small as you like. bake them in a hot -ish oven for about ten mins - but watch them like a hawk as they burn very quickly. serve them in wide glasses or piled up neatly on a plate.
  • peachypricepeachyprice Forumite
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    Black Forest gateau, and don't forget the Black Tower wine.
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  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    ...don't forget the Black Tower wine.
    ... and Blue Nun. Blue Nun was about the only drink people drank. Black Tower was special occasions/treats/gifts as it was in a posh bottle.

    Also - Asti Spumante if you want fizz
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