Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people.
Nothing says “level up adulting” like throwing a dinner party for your friends. Put on some mood-setting music. Throw some fresh cut flowers in a vase. Don your apron and get to it!
So what are you gonna serve? This isn’t a potluck. It isn’t a picnic. This is a dinner party, goddammit.
If you’re like me, you’re really good at cooking the same 10 okayish meals over and over. But none of your staple meals really show off your (somewhat limited) culinary skills or, at the very least, need to be rounded out with some tasty sides and a kick-ass dessert. If you’re like me, you’re also not a particularly talented or patient cook and you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen working on a single dish. (So like the opposite of Soggy Bottoms, basically.) I’ve got you.
Here are some ideas for a five-course dinner party menu that 1) will be appropriately impressive to your dinner guests, 2) use ingredients you can actually find at your grocery store, and 3) are suitable for an everyday regular amateur chef with an everyday regular kitchen!
Soups and Salads
Add the vegan protein of your choice to this to make it even entree-er.
Tortilla Nutella “Crepe” Cake