The last thing you want to be doing at your dinner party is slaving away in the kitchen. Our make ahead dinner party recipes will prevent just that, by making sure you get ahead and are able to enjoy the evening with your guests.
An easy make-ahead dish, good enough for a dinner party. Tender chicken thighs baked with sherry, garlic and tomato sauce. Nice served with buttered rice and French green beans.
A delicious simple soup without too much heat, excellent as a wintery starter to a dinner party. The spice works wonderfully with the sweetness of the parsnips. Serve with crusty white bread.
This is simply gorgeous because it's so comforting! Preparation is easy, too! The lamb shanks are slow-cooked in a generous amount of red wine. This is best served with the sauce juices poured over mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, risotto or even soft polenta.
Tender braising steak, baked for 1 1/2 hours in a low oven. Make ahead if desired and re-heat for an even easier supper dish. I have served them with homemade French fries and broccoli.
It takes a little effort, but it is always worth it.