I am planning a festive fall dinner party for about 10 people. I am not a very accomplished home cook, but I do have a few dishes that I do well and find simple:
-Seared Skirt Steak (I copied a Mario Batali rub recipe w/ brown sugar...sear in super hot grill pan and finish in oven)
-Roasted vegetables (Ina Garten style carrots, broccoli or brussel sprouts)
-Salads (I like Boston Bibb w/ a mustard vinagrete and maybe goat cheese & cranberries & nuts)
-I also do play offs off burrata & peaches or tomato mozzarella (but worried this is too summery).
Would this be doable? I know I will get stressed out if I"m cooking the steak when people arrive, so I'm wondering if I can do this and the vegetables a couple hours earlier, and then just reheat? If so, any suggestions for how best to reheat?
Would I need more than this? I am planning on having someone come over to help me out with clearing and dishes, but would love any suggestions.
Also worried that menu is lacking something really "fresh" or something really indulgent and totally yummy.
Thank you in advance for any help!