I love to cook, but multi course meals are never very successful for me. I also seem to cook the same meals for friends all the time, although I vary a lot more for myself. I tend towards either carbonaras and amatricianas. I am having a dinner party this weekend with 4 of us, potentially 6. I have an open concept house so I can visit while cooking. My guests are foodies, but certainly not snobby about it, easy home cooking totally fine! I don't want to spend a fortune but would like to venture outside my comfort zone a little.
I have a whole bunch of thinly sliced pancetta in my fridge. I was originally thinking I would just do an amatriciana again, but thought a change might be good! Maybe I should wrap it around something instead?
Any thoughts on a dinner plan that will not break the bank or send me into a frenzy!! I know this is really vague, but I am open to any thoughts.
My SO has some ingredients he doesn't like, but I can usually work around that.
PS. I also have a freezer full of venison sausages (some cooked, some raw) and venison roasts/ground.