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I have to make a dinner party for 5 the day ahead and reheat it! I will only have half an hour when I get home from work.

I would love suggestions for a chicken or meat dish, plus two vegetables and something to start besides a cheese plate.

asked by Ellen Lewis over 1 year ago
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added over 1 year ago

How about starting with a cold soup. Can be made in advance and doesn't require re-heating. Here's a Community Pick -- a cold curried Zucchini soup http://food52.com/recipes...

added over 1 year ago

How about a beef bourgonion or a lamb tagine. These dishes are better heated up the next day.

added over 1 year ago

Oops I didn't see Antonia had already mentioned beef bourgonion, so I'll add chicken curry or coq au vin. Also, I've made these dishes successfully in a slow cooker and started them in the morning and they are all done and perfect when I get home. A good slow cooker cookbook is by Andrew Schloss.

added over 1 year ago

Chicken Marbella done in a slow cooker - a classic Silver Palate recipe and a real crowd pleaser. http://www.food.com/recipe...

added over 1 year ago

Make runaway spoon's crackers and reheat them just briefly before your party arrives. http://food52.com/recipes...

Don't worry about what kind of jam you use - marmalades, hot pepper jellies, whatever, will go nicely with a cheese plate.


QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

This is a fantastic vegetable dish you can make a day ahead. http://www.foodandwine.... I agree with Bevi, you can make a selection of savory cookies and serve with cheese. These are my two favorites: http://food52.com/recipes... and http://food52.com/recipes...

added over 1 year ago

ok, definitely making a cold soup! Love some of the other ideas too, but does anyone know, if I splurge on Osso Bucco if that can be made in advance too? Still debating the main dish!


June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

Osso Buco is always best made a day ahead. Go for it! Only trouble is the risotto that's traditional with it is not make-aheadable.