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Tell me your favourite 'make ahead' recipe and save me from lasagne boredom

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deaconblue Thu 01-Sep-11 19:47:29

Friends coming over Saturday night but I'm in London for the day so will need to prepare something on Friday. Needs to look like I've made an effort. I tend to do lasagnes in these situations but think I made roasted veg lasagne last time they came

ticklebumpkin Thu 01-Sep-11 19:49:00

Takeaway grin

deaconblue Thu 01-Sep-11 19:50:39

Tee hee but then I can't continue the facade that I'm an amazing cook who creates delicious meals effortlessly

thestringcheeseincident Thu 01-Sep-11 19:51:05

Lamb tagine.
Delicious.
Served with cous cous and bread. Make friday, improves overnight anyway

AnnoyingOrange Thu 01-Sep-11 19:51:27

boeuf bourguignon

chilli

curry

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Thu 01-Sep-11 19:52:09

Chilli? Something in the slow cooker? M&S?

CharlotteBronteSaurus Thu 01-Sep-11 19:53:34

cassoulet, green salad and crusty bread.
then nigella's molten chocolate babycakes - these prepare ahead really well too

iklboo Thu 01-Sep-11 20:01:27

Cottage pie
Chicken, leek & ham pie
Beef casserole with dumplings (do them on the night)

deaconblue Thu 01-Sep-11 20:37:44

Good, good, keep 'em coming. Think lb tagine winning so far

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 01-Sep-11 20:39:24

The chicken and chickpea thing from Nigella's How To Eat is absolutely lush. And tastes better for being cooked ahead.

Carrotsandcelery Thu 01-Sep-11 20:43:31

You could try this one Don't be put off by the title - everyone in our family loves it. I made it for a friend recently who was having a tough time and another friend who was visiting tried it and had to come and get the recipe from me.

The goulash would work too - you can make it with chicken or pork if you don't want a veggie meal.

ThatsNotMyBabyBelly Thu 01-Sep-11 20:57:12

Pulled pork with apple sauce, bread rolls etc

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