So I'm courting two new friends this Friday with dinner at my apartment. Problem is, I don't have time to prepare food! Usually, when I find myself in this situation, I just order Indian food and make cinnamon buns for dessert. The novilty of the Indian food distracts my guests from the fact that I had nothing to do with the preparation...I think.
But I'm getting tired of this pattern. Where else can I get pre-made food that's of high enough quality/taste to serve to my dinner guests? It doesn't need to be from a restaurant, but it MUST be pre-made. I'm looking to spend about $70 max for 3 people. I work in Santa Monica, so I can pick something up on the way home if necessary.