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What to cook for 8 people tomorrow night?

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JanieLovesCake Thu 28-Mar-13 19:04:14

Hi there,

In my madness I have invited our in-laws over tomorrow night - there will be 8 adults. They aren't fans of spicy / exotic food and I don't want to do lasagne as my SIL always does that!

Any ideas for a main course? confused

Wolfcub Thu 28-Mar-13 19:04:57

slow roast lamb shoulder, mash, green beans

jojane Thu 28-Mar-13 19:07:37

Toad in the hole
Fish pie

JanieLovesCake Thu 28-Mar-13 19:17:06

oh great ideas! thank you smile i wonder if i can get a leg of lamb on offer somewhere!

nilbyname Thu 28-Mar-13 19:18:02

Beef stew
celeriac and potato mash
green beans

Moomoomie Thu 28-Mar-13 19:21:57

Sainsburys have got half price roasting joints at the moment.

KLou111 Thu 28-Mar-13 19:23:34

Chicken chasseur
Beef stroganoff
Irish stew.
Stick it in the middle of the table with mash and veg, voila!

womblingalong Thu 28-Mar-13 19:25:03

Aldi were doing half price legs of lamb on Monday!

JanieLovesCake Thu 28-Mar-13 20:07:47

Thanks everyone smile

LilRedWG Thu 28-Mar-13 20:11:11

Jamie Oliver's Five Hour Lamb!

"Jamie's recipe for Braised five hour Lamb with wine, veg and all that from his book "The Return of the Naked Chef"

This is a real hearty and trouble free dinner. There's barely any preparation, just a nice long cooking time which will reward you with the most tender meat and tasty sauce. Large legs of lamb are ideal for this dish as they benefit from slow cooking. If using a smaller leg of spring lamb then consider cooking for an hour less. Serves 6.

1 large leg of lamb
salt and feshy ground black pepper
olive oil
6 rashers of thick streaky bacon
3 red onions peeled and quartered
3 cloves of garlic peeled and sliced
2 good handfuls of mixed fresh herbs, thyme, rosemary, bay
4 large potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
1 celariac peeled and cut into chunks
6 large carrots peeled and halved
3 parsnips scrubbed and halved
1 bottle white wine

Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3.

In a large pot or a deep sided roasting tray, fry your well seasoned lamb in a couple of good lugs of olive oil until brown on all sides. Add the bacon, onions and garlic and continue to fry for 3 more minutes, throw in your herbs and veg. Pour in your wine plus an equivalent amount of water, bring to the boil and tightly cover with kitchen foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 hours until tender, seasoning the cooking liquor to taste. To serve, pull away a nice portion of meat, take a selection of veg and serve with some crusty bread to mop up the gravy. "

A few extra veg and it'll easily serve eight!

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