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I need to make a side dish

gmacgmac Posts: 1,814
So my friend is getting married and his fiances sister is friggin insane. She is throwing them a party and since I'm in the wedding party I have to make a side dish. But there is about 100 people coming to this disaster. 
Any ideas for a side dish?  Their neighbor is going to cook a pig. 

Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.


  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,400
    Pork Burnt End

    2 Butts from Sams/Costco are cheap.  Smoke until 160 F.  Cube into 1" pieces, add sauce and cook until tender.

    Cheap, Easy, and provides decent volume.

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  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,081
    Big ass pan of crack and cheese
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
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    One sorry Labrador

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Cauliflower roasted on the egg is the bomb. Blanch it and dry, roast indirect with parmesan, gruyere or white cheddar till caramelised. I think they are still Ontario too.


    Caledon, ON


  • JT272929JT272929 Posts: 104
    Feta Cheese Pasta Salad,

    1 Box Penne Pasta (Cooked)
    1 Jar Sundried Tomatoes drained
    about 30 pepperonis quartered
    1 boneless skinless chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
    8oz Feta Cheese
    Italian dressing

    Toss everything together in the bowl, and add Italian dressing until its the consistency you are looking for. Salad is good warm or cold and is a crowd pleaser.

    West Des Moines, IA. Pit Boss K24, Anova Sous Vide, Maverick 733, BBQ Guru Party Q, Looftlighter

  • tikigrillertikigriller Posts: 1,389
    I'd just do a couple of pork butts, pull em, sauce em, and through down a bowl full of rolls for pulled pork sliders.  Only thing it takes is a little time, but the work is easy and it is even good cold!
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,384
    I would just make a big batch of tater salad.  This recipe is awesome:

    Goes without saying, but even better if you add bacon. 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • HubHub Posts: 867
    If the neighbor is going to cook a pig, I would keep the side dish light.  How about a huge portion of fresh grilled pineapple seasoned with DP pineapplehead?
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,126
    Big ass pan of crack and cheese
    Greensboro, NC
  • MeTedMeTed Posts: 800
    Smoked baked beans in cast iron.
    Belleville, Michigan

    Just burnin lump in Sumpter
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,831
    I third the smoked Mac n cheese
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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,060
    I'd do a couple pans of baked beans on the egg. 
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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,838
    Go by Bojangles and get some big containers of their dirty rice.  
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  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,814
    Thanks all. I'm leaning towards the Mac n cheese and baked beans. But the cauliflower could be a great choice too. Maybe I will do both. 
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,868
    Made this Mac and cheese (actually Penne and cheese) on Sunday for a family gathering. It's not simple, but it's not terribly hard either. It does taste really good.

    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,865
    Cole it already shredded and pour coleslaw dressing over and stir......refrigerate. Stir before serving. simple.
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  • BBQBuddyBBQBuddy Posts: 275
    This corn salad recipe is from Publix - it is so delicious and easy to make.  I leave off the taco shells.  Everyone that I have served it to has asked for the recipe.  It travels well and can be made a day ahead.  Enjoy.

     Corn and Chile Taco Salad


    1/4 cup green onions, coarsely chopped
    1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
    4 ears fresh corn
    Juice of 1 lime
    1 (4.5-oz) can chopped green chiles
    1/2 cup spicy ranch dressing
    8 crispy corn taco shells


    - Preheat oven to 400°F.
    - Chop green onions and cilantro.
    - Cut corn from cob (about 2 cups) into medium bowl.
    - Squeeze lime for juice (2 tablespoons).


    1. Bake taco shells for 3-4 minutes or until hot and crispy.
    2. Combine remaining ingredients. Break taco shells into large pieces. Serve corn mixture over taco shells.

    If fresh corn not available, use frozen.
    2 Large BGE, MiniMax, Miami, FL

  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,814
    edited October 2016
    I went with Mac n cheese. Well penne and cheese anyway. I can't seem to follow recipes well so I winged it based on one @Hans61 sent me (even though he did tell me to follow it but I don't listen well ). 
    This is pan 1 of 2. Used 6 kg of paste and a lot of milk and cream. 8 lbs of cheese. 
    It will be good enough for sure. 
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,831
    Looks great @gmac!!!
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
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