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simple meal for 4 people

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wurlywurly Tue 17-Jul-07 15:43:32

Got a couple of friends coming over for dinner, want something simple to cook for a main course and pudding.

Ideas please

DrunkenSailor Tue 17-Jul-07 15:46:54

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DangerousBeans Tue 17-Jul-07 15:48:14

if you're not vegetarian:

chicken breasts wrapped in bacon
baked potatoes and steamed veg

trifle

DrunkenSailor Tue 17-Jul-07 15:48:27

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wurlywurly Tue 17-Jul-07 15:48:50

should have said, cant do pudding with cream.

DangerousBeans Tue 17-Jul-07 15:49:02

That's it, DS.
I'm moving into your house!

DangerousBeans Tue 17-Jul-07 15:49:15

fruit salad

CountessDracula Tue 17-Jul-07 15:49:34

spag bol
fruit salad

wurlywurly Tue 17-Jul-07 15:49:50

DS that sounds fab, but was looking for something a little cheaper then fillet steak

DrunkenSailor Tue 17-Jul-07 15:50:26

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bundle Tue 17-Jul-07 15:52:27

fish roasted with cherry toms, garlic, fine beans (blanche first), olive oil and herbs

new potatoes, with butter and lots of herbs (parsley and mint)

pudding strawberries and cream/ice cream

wurlywurly Tue 17-Jul-07 15:54:03

bundle, not sure bout the fish, do you think I could do the same with chicken breast??

bundle Tue 17-Jul-07 15:56:07

yes, but would beat out between sheets of cling film and stuff eg with cheese/pinenuts/spinach mixture to ensure cooked. or do chicken thighs and add veg etc bit later. new pots are lovely roasted too if you want a one-pot-meal.

if you want to splurge do king prawn starter, just stir fry with lots of garlic/butter/herbs and a little lemon juice at end

oliveoil Tue 17-Jul-07 15:57:13

stuff chicken breasts with goats cheese
put basil leaves on top of breast, wrap in parma ham

cook in oven for about 25 mins at 200c

serve with new potatoes and veg or salad

you can prep the chicken in advance then just put in oven whenever

oliveoil Tue 17-Jul-07 15:59:31

chicken ratatouille

I have a lovely Gordon Ramsey pasta one, will search

nailpolish Tue 17-Jul-07 15:59:37

Macaroni Cheese is THE retro dish to serve these days

prawn cocktail for starters and peach melba for pud

blue nun to drink

(imnot kidding)

oliveoil Tue 17-Jul-07 16:00:53

very rich, will only need a light desert or you will explode a la waferrrrr thin mint

DangerousBeans Tue 17-Jul-07 16:00:56

lamb chops with mango chutney, warm new potatoes and salad.

vodka jelly for dessert

bundle Tue 17-Jul-07 16:01:01

thunk @ blue nun

wurlywurly Tue 17-Jul-07 16:01:20

NP, sounds fab to me

McDreamyGonagall Tue 17-Jul-07 16:03:36

Chicken breasts stuffed with figs and bluecheese - very easy, very nice, serve with crisp salad and fresh bread.

Chocolate mousse or posh ice cream?

wurlywurly Tue 17-Jul-07 16:05:45

ooooh love the look of the chicken ratatouille, but what would I serve with it, new potatoes and crusty bread????

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