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Starter - halloumi and lentil salad
Main - steak, chips and rocket salad
Desert - cheesecake or cheese and biscuits (or both)
 

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Octy clearly in the pocket of BIG CRISP there.

Oooh and now I'm thinking about deep fried battered pickled onion Monster Munch. 😍
 

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Oh I agree, but people can be right fussy about that kind of thing. Nobody argues about what vegetables they get, but when it's ICE CREAM OR CUSTARD everyone gets all in a tizz.
The correct answer is alway custard. Always. :disco:
 

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Baked Peppers stuffed with various cheeses

Main
Moussaka or Boeuf Bourguignon

Dessert
Chocolate & Orange cake with ice cream on the side

I love rhubarb. It's very sour naturally, so it depends how much sugar you add.
I miss rhubarb crumble SOOOO much!
Gimme any version of crumble to be honest and I won't say no.
 

Gangsta Nancy Lam

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Oh God mine seems a touch pedestrian after seeing all the foreign muck everyone else is planning to serve.

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I honestly think I've only ever served up a three course meal once and that was 70s themed.

Obviously I've cooked for others, but they've normally been centred on a hearty main meal with sides and if you're lucky dessert!
 

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I did it once, but didn't really think things through and went for three really LOVELY but really FILLING meals. Had to space them all out to a ridiculous degree just to stop it being too much of a STRUGGLE.
 

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3 course meals are a FAFF and not really conducive to an enjoyable/sociable evening. I just go with some sort of NIBBLE or ANTI-PASTI to start, with a show stopping main and coke for dessert.
Replace coke with a gallon of wine and that's pretty one of my soirees.

My mate, who's a genuinely amazing cook, will normally do starters at about 5pm, main meal at 8pm and then we're normally too drunk for dessert. There is normally a massive amount of grazing throughout as we're normally pretty stoned too.

Formal meals at home are such a relic!
 

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What I usually prepare to impress someone coming for dinner for the first time:

STARTER
Salmorejo (with Spanish ham and boiled egg on top)

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MAIN
Croquetas (croquettes?) (filled with bechamel and Spanish ham)

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(sometimes I cook something else, or prepare a bit of sushi, but it's usually too much)


DESSERT

Either

Catalan cream (similar to crême brûlée)

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Or

Carrot cake (I make the best homemade carrot cake you'd have)

Surely this doesn't need a pic :basil:
I made salmorejo last summer. Utterly delicious.
 

lolly

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I made salmorejo last summer. Utterly delicious.
It is difficult to make here though, as British tomatoes are so SHIT compared to Mediterranean ones. And I'm sure @Alla would say the bread I used wasn't authentic. I think I used ciabatta.
 

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Well I guess Alla has won Moopy Come Dine With Me then…
 

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It is difficult to make here though, as British tomatoes are so SHIT compared to Mediterranean ones. And I'm sure @Alla would say the bread I used wasn't authentic. I think I used ciabatta.
Well yes, the better the tomatoes/bread/olive oil are, the better it tastes. But I made salmorejo in UK and it was quite good, to be honest. And as I make it all the time, I use whatever bread I have left, I used so many different ones, and there isn't such a big difference.
 

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