So, friends' DCs are at Grandparents next week so they are coming over on Tuesday evening to have a grown up meal.
Any suggestions as to the menu - not as posh as 3 course diner party with cheese and port! but struggling for something nice and easy to prepare while I have have 2 kids all day, but which isn't something we often eat as family, like lasagne and salad
Well that tranquilised that thread - am I the only one who loves talking about dessert?
Found some nice peppered steak in Asda this afternoon so am now wondering about slicing it thinly with garlic, peppers and onion in a creamy sauce - anyone any recipes or guidance for something like that?
for pudding do a really nice trifle or eton mess, something that can be done ahead and left in the fridge. For the steak; brown in oil then remove with slotted spoon. Add finely chopped onion and sautee until golden brown then add garlic and cook for another minute or two. Add a splash of brandy or wine then boil down until reduced. Tip onion/ garlic/ alcohol reduction onto meat, wipe pan clean with a piece of kitchen towel, place back on heat then fry strips of pepper. Add meat, onions etc. back into pan, add a glug of cream, salt, pepper and any chopped herbs you fancy and just bring to the boil, reduce slightly then serve. Can do everything up to adding cream etc. ahead of time then it's just a 2 minute job to get it ready to serve. Nive with tagliatelle or pilaf rice of little roast potatoes and summink green.