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What can I cook for my friends and their children on Sunday?? Cheap & Simple pls.

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LouMacca Tue 07-Oct-08 10:58:30


We are having our friends round on Sunday with their 2 children (both 5) for Dinner. We also have twins aged 5.

We had a lovley barbeque at their house a few weeks ago but obvioulsy that's out of the question now.

I don't want to be stressed out doing a Sunday Roast for 8 people and also feel a finger buffett is a bit of a get-out.

Any one have any ideas other than chilli/spag bol/lasagne


sparklesandnowinefor3weeks Tue 07-Oct-08 11:10:39

shepards pie and veg - could prepare night before

faijtas - put it on the table and they can do it themselves, kids will enjoy it!!

sausage and mash

ChopsTheDuck Tue 07-Oct-08 11:13:28

toad in the hole
indian food - two or three curries, lots of rice and naans
lamb stew and dumplings
fish pie
morrocan roasted chicken and cous cous
jerk chicken and rice and peas

littlelapin Tue 07-Oct-08 11:16:46

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Fadge Tue 07-Oct-08 11:17:37

sausage, root veg and tattie wegdes bake?

Kbear Tue 07-Oct-08 11:21:48

Big roast chicken, loads roast veg (pots, sweet pots, squash, shallots, all chopped and in same big pan, drizzle of olive oil, few herbs/spices, big bottle of wine. No faffing required. All easy, all BIG

LouMacca Tue 07-Oct-08 11:22:13

Thanks for some great ideas!! (my brain is a big fuzzy at the mo. due to one thing and another)

Love the idea of faijtas or make your own pizza for the kids.

I've not had sausage and mash for ages! Everyone love that surely? And its nice and easy smile

littlelapin Tue 07-Oct-08 11:24:00

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Raggydoll Tue 07-Oct-08 11:33:04

Slow roasted belly of pork with a selection of stuffings (home made if you want to impress) with buttered rolls - and maybe a side dish of braised red cabbage.

You could do a nice desert the day before, like cheesecake or lemon tart.

isittooearlytogotobed Tue 07-Oct-08 11:40:23

i love that mini toad in hole recipe - do you brown the sausies first?

if you have a slow cooker you can bung a casserole in there - chicken breasts, stock, veg, very thin sliced potatoes

put it on at brekky time and you can ignore it then till your guests arrive

LouMacca Tue 07-Oct-08 11:44:39

I know I started this thread but wish I had done it after lunch - my mouth is watering at all the yummy recipes!!

littlelapin - toad in the hole sounds fab.

think i am going to put a slow cooker on my xmas list. am i the only person who doesn't own one? blush

JoyceGrenfell Tue 07-Oct-08 11:45:49

yes, we brown the sausages first.

I don't have a slow cooker, but I want one!

JoyceGrenfell Tue 07-Oct-08 11:46:36

bugger, I MUST remember to namechange back! blush

isittooearlytogotobed Tue 07-Oct-08 11:48:00

you wont regret it, slow cookers are fabulous. imagine coming home from work/school run to smell dinner already cooked!

i am still traumatised after dropping mine on the kitchen floor and breaking it last week, so i will be asking Father Christmas for one too!

littlelapin Tue 07-Oct-08 11:55:47

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