The hardest thing, for me, when I've got people coming for lunch or dinner is deciding on what to cook. I had my brothers and their families round for Sunday lunch recently and I didn't want to do a roast as I needed to prepare most of it the day before.
I stuck to what I know best, Indian food.
We skipped the starter as I knew the main course would be very filling.
The Main Event:
Slow Cooked Goan Beef, Medium Slow cooked (all ingredients from raw) for 8 hours on low
Smooth Chicken Korma (curry without bits) as there were fussy children there
Delicious Matar Paneer for some colour
Mango and Chilli Chutney from the Spice Witch
We also had brown rice and shop-bought naans.
Dessert:Coconut and Sweet Spice 'ice cream'
Served with Sweet Spice Oaty Biscuits
I was cooking for a few hours the day before so it definitely needs some prep and thinking ahead. The hard work the day before, though, meant I could sit and chill and chat on the day. Tidying up is my husband's specialty!