MJD and I are likely having friends over for dinner this weekend which has sent me into a tailspin over what to make. I cook a lot, but I tend to make easy, cheap meals that are fine for dinner on a work night, but seem so lame for dinner with friends. I always say I am going to find a few impressive meals to fall back on, but of course I never stick to that!
One fall back is usually a roast chicken, but there’s a chance a vegetarian will be coming over. So, that won’t work. And I like a few pasta dishes that I make, but they are so stressful at the end to throw together.
My friend Andrea recommended a risotto, which seems a little hectic at the end, but could be a good option (except for the fact it will be the first time I make it). But it does look and sound really good! Ugh. Any vegetarian suggestions would be welcome!!
Anyway, while stressing about all of that I also realized I never make dessert, so I’m at a total loss there! I was planning to do some sweet fruit and whipped cream thing, but then I realized berry season is probably over. Right? What’s in season now? Apples?
I saw what looks like a delicious apple turnover at Modern Domestic, but that’s way past my comfort level!
Any thoughts on dessert? I promise to report back on what I decide.
I so wish I was more confident in the cooking/decorating department. Over at Legeytimate Thoughts, there are parties being thrown left and right!
I need to find the Martha Stewart in me…!