A nostalgic dinner idea that every guest will love
My friends and I like to home hop monthly to catch up — and every time there’s a new food/drink theme to the night. Last weekend’s theme was my favorite so far...
The theme was nostalgic night so everyone brought a snack, appetizer or dessert that reminds them of their childhood. The host’s main meal was grilled cheese dipped with tomato soup and a salad. The rest was a free-for-all!
Guests didn’t tell each other what they were bringing to keep it a surprise... Because the reactions were arguably the best.
While the food wasn’t necessarily complementary (and not the healthiest batch) — it got us all talking about our childhood. Plus we ate foods we hadn’t tried in years and it gave everyone a reason to contribute.
Here’s the list of items everyone brought.
Fig Newton’s (2 people came with this!)
Mini PB&J sandwiches (best jelly flavor was a great debate).
Pizza bagel bites (gone within minutes)
Salami and cheese bites (deli sliced style)
Sour patch kids
Poptarts (what’s your favorite flavor?)
Kraft mac and cheese (classic)
Chicken and Parmesan stew
Lunchables (the jam and cheese flavor)
Sliced apples and caramel dip
FGB’ers, what food would you bring and why?