I have a guest coming over next week and need to plan the menu for our first dinner. I will have two hours at home to prep (the food AND myself!) before I have to drive to the airport. The airport trip will take about two hours return. We'll be hungry when we get home! I'd like to cook something nice(ish) but am not sure what would be good with that two-hour pause in the middle. As an aside, we're both vegetarians. Also, I don't have a crock pot (that would make this a lot easier!).
So far I'm leaning towards Smitten Kitchen's mushroom bourgignon (like, my favorite vegetarian dish ever), with all the chopping done before and the cooking done on return, but I'd like some other ideas. Soooo... ideas?