I'm planning a birthday meal for my father and would like to be able to serve everything at room temperature if possible. I add dried apricots in addition to the prunes for the chicken, and the couscous has currants soaked in dry sherry as well as pine nuts, orange juice, green onions, carrots plus cinnamon and paprika. That's where my ideas come to a screeching halt! In the past I've also had Nigella's watermelon and feta salad as well as French green beans with garlic and shallots, but I'd like to do something different this time. The cake will be a strawberry one, if that helps with ideas. Thank you for helping me!