It is so interesting, isn't it, what we prepare for differing groups. When I prepare for us and the aunts and uncles etc. it is mostly salads, veg., not vegetarian, but something like a couple of chateaubriands, sliced thin.
If the cousins are here as well, there is much more meat to go with the same amount of salads.
And if it is a gathering for the younger ones, a whole 1year old lamb is put on the rotating thing. Some of it even makes it to the table. ;Þ Steaks and so go on the bbq. And beer is bought by the keg. They don't eat the salad until they have done the meat thing. Then they get stuck in.
We are NZers of course, and I guess it must differ around the world. Of course it does. I have found the need and acceptance of meat wanes as we get older, what do others think?