Without going into too many details. A dear friend is visiting in a few weeks and her and her husband eat mostly vegetarian with some fish/seafood. They will be here for only 3 days. While I love to cook, she does not, so food will not be a focus of the visit. I basically just need to feed everybody for 3 days. However, the CH in me, wants to provide some really great food. So, how do I please everybody, without driving myself crazy?
I want to make things ahead of time as much as possible. I am looking for comments and suggestions. Here are my thoughts for things I might make ahead:
-Quinoa salad with Mediterranean flavors
-Mexican style beans like frijoles de olla, cooked from dry beans.
-Arizona chile Colorado sauce or something similar used either as a sauce for tacos/burritos or as an enchilada sauce.
Also to have on hand: Homemade bread, pitas and homemade salad dressings. Lettuce/greens, fresh tomatoes, olives, onions, sweet and chile peppers, a various cheeses, etc. To serve as salads or for sandwich toppers.
For make ahead, my mind goes blank from there. We raise chickens so eggs are a given. I know her and her husband eat a lot of quiches, omelets, and frittata. So we have that in our advantage.
-A Spanish torta with Romesco sauce would be a great alternative to the egg dishes that I know they already eat. Does anybody have favorite recipe for making the torta with a favorite Romesco sauce? Especially if there are things I can make ahead.
Sorry for rambling...any thoughts?