For Grace’s wedding birthday, I came up with a simple, delicious, and affordable dinner party menu. The meal was so well received that I wanted to share it with you.
The main course was crock pot cheesy pasta and beef casserole from Tammilee Tips. This recipe is so much better than regular spaghetti. The homemade sauce makes all the difference. All of my guests went back for seconds! In the picture above, I used mozzarella cheese. The recipe calls for cheddar and, I like it better with cheddar. However, you can use whatever you have on hand.
There were 10 adults and 6 children at the party. I doubled the pasta recipe, and we had a little leftover.
I served the pasta with a simple lettuce salad and my homemade sweet & sour salad dressing. The dressing can be made in advance. Just make sure you shake it well before serving.
To round out the meal, I served garlic and herb Italian bread. You can find this bread in the bakery section at Walmart. It is pre-sliced and tastes really, really good. The best part is that it only cost $1.00.
I lightly buttered one side of each slice of bread, loosely wrapped the buttered loaf in tinfoil, and warmed it in the oven.
This meal was easy to pull together, affordable, and kid-friendly. Give it a try for your next get together!
What is your favorite affordable dinner party menu?