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A busy day on Saturday and 7 for dinner ...

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notjustamummythankyou Tue 09-Oct-12 15:50:03

... Does anyone have any ideas what I can make that's either quick or cooked on advance and still just a little bit impressive?! (its the inlaws, you see).

Have previously done a tagine, various casseroles, indian dishes and pastas for them, but need further inspiration for things that be done in advance, ideally.

Any thoughts?? I don't mind if they fall into the above categories - thanks!

pinksummer Tue 09-Oct-12 15:51:04

Fish pie?

notjustamummythankyou Tue 09-Oct-12 15:54:33

My favourite, pink. Unfortunately, I did that last time they descended. smile

Pootles2010 Tue 09-Oct-12 15:56:28

Chilli? Really nice, and you can serve tortilla chips & dips etc whilst they wait for it to warm through.

NatashaBee Tue 09-Oct-12 15:58:37

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Littlemissimpatient Tue 09-Oct-12 16:01:15

Lasagne make it in advance then reheat? You could make it fancy with nice salad or veg, garlic bread etc.
Chilli make in advance then add a selection of rice, potato wedges etc
Cottage pie
Fajitas really quick
I have a lovely Thai chicken one pot recipe it all goes in oven together the chicken with rice, veg, coconut milk, paste etc and is yummy

mrsvilliers Tue 09-Oct-12 21:48:40

I like Delia's roasted Mediterranean vegetables with couscous

If you prep the day before then it's just the roasting time. Or I served leftovers (ssh) to my in laws with Nigel slater's lemon chicken last time they rocks up.

mrsvilliers Tue 09-Oct-12 21:49:24

Rocked even

NatashaBee Tue 09-Oct-12 23:59:55

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ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 10-Oct-12 00:04:26

I cannnot recommend Hugh's Donnie Brasco pork enough.

Uttelry lovely - a most excellent crowd-pleaser.



notjustamummythankyou Wed 10-Oct-12 08:43:27

Thanks for all your ideas - just had breakfast, and yet suddenly very hungry!

Chaos - love the idea of 'Fugeddaboutit'. When you do it, what do you serve with it? Don't really want to turn it into a meat-and-2-veg roast dinner kind of meal with spiced up meat like this.

littlemissimpatient - I like the sound of your Thai meal too - could you share?

I've found a lovely recipe in Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey book for a Thai Mussaman curry - beef and potatoes, and a lovely spicy sauce. I love this book, but haven't done this one, so that's on the shortlist.

Keep 'em coming!

Littlemissimpatient Sat 13-Oct-12 15:34:54

Sorry for delay ...
One pot oven baked Thai chicken with rice
Heat oven 180 fan, gas 6
Heat 1tbsp veg oil in ovenproof casserole dish and soften 1 onion for 5mins.
Add around 400g chicken, chunks or mini fillets and 4 tbsp green or red Thai curry paste, cook for around 3mins stirring to coat
Add 250g rice (I used basmati and wild mixed) 2 red peppers and stir in with zest and juice of 1 lime. Add can of coconut milk and 250g boiling water. Bring to boil, put lid on, put in oven for 20mins until rice fluffy. Serves 4, approx 510cals per serving.

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