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Ideas for main course for four (ideally prepare ahead)

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fedupandnogin Fri 04-Aug-17 17:50:46

I've got some friends coming round so looking for something fairly easy to cook (or at least prepare ahead) . Probably chicken or beef. Any ideas please?

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yawning801 Fri 04-Aug-17 17:59:08

Do you have a slow cooker?

TwitterQueen1 Fri 04-Aug-17 18:02:55

chicken fillets (beaten) stuffed with boursin (or similar), wrapped with parma ham / proscuitto and braised in white wine.

Easy to prep ahead. Serve with new potatoes and asparagus.

Fortmentera Fri 04-Aug-17 18:05:27

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NapQueen Fri 04-Aug-17 18:10:30

Jamie Olivers sausage bake.

Chopped onion and crushed garlic in a serving dish, shit loads of cherry toms, rosemary thyme salt and pepper. Good lug of olive oil. Double again of balsamic vingear. Mix. Chuck in 8 sausages. Mix. Shove in the oven for 40 mins. Serve with buttered crusty bread.

fedupandnogin Fri 04-Aug-17 19:31:35

Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming please. Yes I do have a slow cooker.

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BarchesterFlowers Fri 04-Aug-17 19:35:53

We had this for dinner tonight, minus the aloli and green beans. I just roasted some tomatoes and flat mushrooms with blue cheese because they needed eating.

Fairly hassle free and quick, you could prepare the lentils ahead and have everything ready to go into the oven.

Oly5 Fri 04-Aug-17 19:37:40

Lasagne? Jamie Oliver does a good one. Prepare ahead then cook once they arrive. Serve with green salad and crusty bread

Puffpaw Fri 04-Aug-17 19:42:37

Beef wellington with dauphinois potatoes and purple sprouting brocolli. Not very summery but it's so cold at the moment!
Seafood spaghetti, or spaghetti with clams? Very quick to cook.

OffcialMalbecTaster Fri 04-Aug-17 19:56:01

Sorry to hack the thread but @TwitterQueen1 could you post a full recipe for your chicken braised in white wine. Sounds delicious smile

AtleastitsnotMonday Fri 04-Aug-17 21:36:52

This chicken and chorizo dish is really nice and easy to prep in advance.

TwitterQueen1 Sat 05-Aug-17 09:53:53

Hi Official
The BBC has it here

It is delicious! You can flex it too - this week I stuffed the beaten fillets with some stuffing - just spread it onto the chicken - and a cocktail sausage. I rolled them up and fixed with a cocktail stick. Again, I poured white wine into the dish - you can also add chicken stock if you like.

It was a mini Christmas dinner! The DC loved it...

TwitterQueen1 Sat 05-Aug-17 10:01:50

Meant to add that I took the sausage out of the skin (snip skin with a pair of scissors and squeeze), ie just sausagemeat - I think they might burst if you leave them in their skins.

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