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Need a recipe for a dinner I can cook in advance or rustle up quickly...

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GrapefruitMoon Thu 03-Sep-09 16:36:27

I'm having elderly relatives over for dinner soon but will be spending the day sight-seeing with them first.

So I need suggestions for what I can make in advance or very quickly once we get home - I'm not sure they would like curry/chilli/spag bol - the usual things I could make in advance and as I will be out for the day a roast dinner is not practical.

I'm looking for something that will be a bit special too as we haven't seen them for a long time...

GrapefruitMoon Thu 03-Sep-09 20:06:46


Lonicera Thu 03-Sep-09 20:11:48

A stew type dish such as coq au vin or beef in beer

Goober Thu 03-Sep-09 20:13:03

Shepherd's pie.

Something in the slow cooker.



Goober Thu 03-Sep-09 20:14:19

A nice pie either homamade or nice bought one. Veg can be prepared and left in water.

StirlingTheTired Thu 03-Sep-09 20:30:15

Why not make a casserole the night before - something like this chicken chasseur and then just reheat when you get home, and you can do the veggies then too smile

GrapefruitMoon Thu 03-Sep-09 20:37:27

A casserole would be an obvious choice but I was hoping for inspiration for something else (but don't know what!)

Besom Thu 03-Sep-09 20:44:37

Salmon or something else fishy? I know my old dad thinks that salmon not out of a tin is incredibly posh.

GrapefruitMoon Thu 03-Sep-09 21:17:51

I do have a nice recipe for salmon - I could do a lot of the prep in advance too... the main problem is not knowing their likes and dislikes. It's so long since I spent a lot of time at their house that I can't remember what sort of food they enjoyed...

KellyDD Wed 09-Sep-09 12:11:05

Why don't you try one of these recipes:

I think this website is great for quick easy recipes and I am always recommending these three recipes for fish!

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