Friends recently moved back to the state, and they’ll come up to visit eventually. He’s a vegetarian, and she is nearly one (she will eat seafood). So I’m wondering about meals I can make.
I can make what I call ‘cappellini alfredo con funghi’ (angel hair pasta with alfredo sauce and sautéed portobello mushrooms) with side dishes of steamed asparagus and garlic bread. Or I can make falafel sandwiches. I can make home-made cheese raviolis in advance and freeze them. A lot of work beforehand, but really easy on the day. I could serve it with a mixed green salad, maybe with some feta. A selection of cheeses, bread, and nuts is good for snacking.
For breakfast there can be omelettes or pancakes, and I have experimented with crêpes with fruit filling. If omelettes, then I can get some salmon for me and one friend. Or there are fried potatoes and onions with eggs ‘poached’ on top.
I’m sure that my friend will not be offended if I made seafood for his wife and me. (He wouldn’t be offended if I was eating a bloody rare steak.) But I want to be inclusive; not only out of friendship, but because it’s easier to cook one dish than separate ones.
I’ve never had any luck with roasted vegetables. They never some out as tasty as when other people make them.