roasted vegetables? Stuffed butternut squash. Cut butternut in half, scoop out pipes, sprinkle with mixed herbs and drizzle with olive oil - bake until soft. Stuff with savoury rice or couscous - delicious!
That sounds fantastic, witchandchips. Have you a recipe for a)? Could I replace d) with a chicken leg and if so what could I do to it? And I can't do filo parcels, at least not for the first time under pressure.
a) is dead easy (and most of it can be done ahead of time)
Ingredients (for 6) 2 goodsize aubergines 2 tins chickpeas small bunch of parsley 2 1lbs of good quality tomatoes olive oil 1-2 chilis (depending on strength + taste) 2 cloves of garlic lemon juice salt+pepper
- in advance 1) slice + roast the aubergine til they are very soft and just beginning to colour 2) put whole chilis + garlic in oil on very low heat until for 5 mins. Turn off heat and leave aside until aubergines are cooked 3) put cooked aubergines in serving dish with chickpeas (drained) and oil from chili+garlic. - if you want a stronger flavour you can chop the garlic+ chili + add this too. Stir until aubergines have broken up
- just before serving chop tomatoes+ parsley and add to chickpea mixture and just bring up to tempreture. Add a squeese of lemon juice + season to taste
think chicken leg would be fine simple roasted with garlic + rosemary have fun
Lentil lasagne - its one of my dhs favourite meals (and he is a rabid meat eater). Really easy to make (the recipe is on MNet recipes bit). The sauce bit is even better if made in advance - so you can do most of it now. Serve with salad and garlic bread / jacket potatoes.
If you need to do something meaty why not have a salad starter - maybe mozeralla and tomatoes + basil and also provide a choice of cut meats (those fancy italian ones!)
Good luck tonight - I've always found having a glass (or three) of wines takes the nerves away!!
OMDB - don't know why, but can't do stir fries. Especially ridiculous since I was brought up in SE Asia and ate them daily. Your conviction about how good they are makes me think I should deal with my stir fry issues soon, though.