Shop and cook for elaborate meals to cook for your family/friends/cats.
I’m a great fan of Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals. OF COURSE they don’t take 30 minutes- I’m no chef – they take at least an hour, unless you’ve practised, but they are worth the extra time. The results are FAB. (No good for a dinner party because they’re cook-and-serve – i.e. you’ll be chopping/searing/baking in the kitchen while your guests are sipping cocktails in the other room or, worse: your guests follow you into the kitchen and talk to you while you’re trying to follow the complicated burbling in Jamie’s book.)
Ideal for cooking for your family. Clear everyone out of the kitchen, put the radio on and spend a happy hour producing a healthy, hearty meal that will make your nearest and dearest love you even more. Our current favourite: