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Do you have these often?
If so, what do you cook?
I've got to do one and I don't know what to cook.
I've done a few and let me tell you the food is always exquisite
I'm having people round for dinner.
What do I cook?
Just can't think.
I said very good.
If you would have asked me how good I was at thinking up menus, I would have said 'not very good'.
choose the main first. choose the main ingredient of that first.
chorizo and tomato salad for starters. Really easy but tastes exquisite.
Pork Belly, mash and veg for mains. Really easy, most of the work is done before people arrive and it tastes exquisite.
Pannacotta with some kind of fruit. Get it done in advance and you guessed it, tastes exquisite.
Cheese and biscuit. Tastes exquisite.
Coffee and chocolate, tastes rubbish but you might as well innit
and you can play guess the spud and compare them to your stupid spud face
a lot of it depends on how much cash you want to spend on everything
She was being ungrateful. She must learn.
And will not be invited to future dinner parties with me. GOOD DAY.
but but but I made a good pasta bake on Friday.
big one too.
Like everyone makes a *real* effort with what they are wearing and you have to play some board games and eat after eights and talk about the latest Corinne Bailey Rae album.
I know that's not what you mean meo, that's just what the phrase conjures up in my head.
Love that sketch.
These dickheads turn up at your house, and you say 'Where do you fancy eating?'. Then you all go to a restaurant.
You'll spend all night with people going "Oh, I don't mind" and then being all "Oh, OK I suppose" at your suggestions and then eventually everyone starts arguing about where to go.
Just be, "Right I thought we'd have Chinese at the Jade Palace. Shall we have a pre-dinner drink at the pub?"
Depends how many people are attending.
Did a good one last time though.
they are a couple.
First, find out how much time you will have to prepare beofre hand, as time is a limiting factor, as you want something that you can prepare before hand, so you can spend time making polite conversation/supervising CG.
I'd start with something like scallops, as they are nice, impressive and only take 4 minutes - I like them with chorizo and a red wine reduction.
For the main you should do something like Boeuf Burgeon, as you can preapre it before hand, everyone who eats meat likes it and all you have to do is heat it when it is time to eat it.
I'm sure you son;t need suggestions for dessert, but again I;d follow the rule that it should be ssomething that takes as little effort once people have arrived as possible.
Get a decent bottle of red too, I'd say something a bit aromatic - like a chateau musar or a barolo - good talking point-if they like wine it is interesting, if theey think it is pretentious it is a good thing to laugh about.
...tailor the booze throughout. Prosecco or sherry to start, port towards the end, Underberg to finish (ok, so that's just a personal preference).
A more skilled host than I paired up six different beers with the various courses a few years ago which worked incredibly. Not entirely sure how to do it myself but I do recall Leffe blonde with the creme brulee and Leffe brown with some dark chocolate.
but he keeps saying he wants asparagus wrapped in parma ham which I think is just boring and are asparagus even in season?
That is nice too and minimum effort, but I'd tell him to shut up and like it unless he wants to cook.
Actually preferred it to pea puree.
2 other people? Are you cooking for me and meths?
Thats who I am cooking for.
Can I have steak please?
is that it increases the risk of having to go round their's at some point.
the worst thing about going round someone else's for dinner is that you have to return the favour.
and then you start to find excuses why you don't want to go round as you really don't like them...like that one time in Friends when Chandler and Monica can't get rid of their couple friends.
most recent: Steve cooked his own oven pizza
one before that: soup
Pappadams and a couple of curries and rice is good too.
Arincini (spelling? risotto balls)
Apple, onion and gruyere tart
Roast pumpkin and goats cheese salad
Poached pears and ice-cream
With salad on the side.
Mrs M is a vego, so there's no meat to be had.
Starts: Spiced squash soup (homemade), bread (not homemade, decent bakery stuff)
Mains: Steak, ale and blue cheese pie (the ale shopping is fun), mustard mash, green beans, shallot gravy (a lazy version thereof, as in, decent shop bought onion gravy with sliced roasted shallots added to it)
Puds: Wasabi chocolate cake (homemade, brought by guests)
Drinks: Those big champagne bottle-sized Leffes, and a chocolate stout to finish.
Overall: delicious, and massively heavy going. Nobody could move for about an hour after.
Cuntloads of booze
I made a pasta bake followed by Tesco 'Caramella' ice cream though, so it probably doesn't count.
Went to a friends house for a party on Saturday and they had a stew with chorizo and butter beans in it. That was very nice. Maybe you could do something like that.
But it's almost impossible to get anyone to agree on a date to come over so I just eat it all myself and cry...WITH HAPPINESS. Suckers.
I'm trying to get people over to have the lamb mechoui and spinach and chickpeas I made last weekend. That's lovely and easy. Otherwise I often rely on a nice paella as it's fairly easy and suits even fussy people most of the time (if you do a non-seafood one)
nothing else really matters
starter - potato salad
main - lasagne
desert - brownies
i made it all from scratch and was so proud of myself at the time :/ dinner parties at my age are a bit weird though, if i'm cooking for friends it's usually informal and i'm not the only one cooking either
I'M JUST A BIT IMMATURE I GUESS :((
Food by Meowington.
Call Paul Merton - I've found my Room 101.
*fancy food is thrown in bin again*
Or with real people. I could be making this whole scenario up.
You've caught Trollitus from him!
where we just eat key lime pie and drink loads of beer.
DINNER PARTY IS OFF.
Sticky Chicken Skewers. Huh? Sticky?
75 piece Chicken Platter, £5. FIVE POUNDS FOR SEVENTY FIVE PEICES OF CHICKEN!
Is that something that appeals to a lot of people?
can you not just find out what the people coming like? I mean, it's only two of them.
Kind like when someone asks you what kind of music you're into.
If someone said to me 'what food do you like?' i'd just say everything which would leave me back at square one.
Just ask them if there is anything in particular they really don't like / are allergic to.
Better than serving up something they hate and having them choking it down with water at the dinner table.
I still can't believe it. I even requested the veggie meal.
Are you sure you weren't on a plane?
and it came with lamb in it
it makes me sick
That'll be perfect, thanks.
I can't believe I wasted time on this.
Meow - any old slop will do for Chintz
She's only ever undercooked crumpets for me.
Those crumpets were cooked fine.
Oh! Clark made me duck with red cabbage when we first started going out with each other. The red cabbage hade ground corriander in it. Don't do that.
I meant wolfed.
18 pints of lager and a battenberg
I've just ordered a job lot from http://www.thesausagefest.co.uk/
actually you'd probably like that.
That takes me back...
feel a bit sick.
No. We met on the internet.
they met on the internet.
Had dinner. Ate penis.
this should in no way be considered as a suggestion.
to seat all the guests?
With those microwave sausages
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I just inviting a group of hungovers and soothing them with roasted food, apparently I make incredible gravy