We have the perfect solution to staying home this winter, while still having a change of scenery! Here are three great alternative dinner ideas to enjoy in your home - without going anywhere or spending money at expensive restaurants!
AN INSIDE PICNIC!
Don’t let the cold winter weather spoil a good time. How about an exotic Middle-Eastern-style picnic? Push the furniture to one side, spread colourful blankets and cushions on the floor, and invite family and friends to a fantastic feast. Serve a selection of appropriate finger-foods on big platters, and offer interesting drinks such as mint tea, pomegranate juice and coffee with cardamom. Our recommended recipes for this eccentric picnic include:
- Ostrich Kofta Kebabs with Minted Yoghurt
- Goats' Cheese & Coriander Falafels
- Garlic & Rosemary Flatbread
- Sauteed Mushroom Pitas with Hummus
KITCHEN BURGER FEAST
An American-themed burger night around the kitchen counter is a great idea for a fun family night in. Make some juicy home-made chicken and beef burgers, then lay out a selection of tasty accompaniments – sesame buns, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and an assortment of sauces and relishes. Let everyone build their own burgers with their choice of accompaniments.Add hot oven chips or home-made potato wedges, and serve with milkshakes! Our recommended recipes:
- American Beef Burgers with Bacon & Cheddar
- Crispy Chicken Burgers with Cheese Sauce
- Big Beef Braai Burgers
- Lamb Burgers with Rosemary & Feta
CURRIES BY CANDLELIGHT
In many Eastern countries it’s customary to sit at a low table to enjoy a meal, and this is a great way in which to entertain if you don’t have a dining room table! Your guests will love this fabulous idea for an Indian-themed dinner. Place scatter cushions around a coffee table, put on some exotic music and turn off the lights.
Fill the room with flowers, incense and scented candles. Bring out all of your dishes at one time
, so that everyone can help themselves to what they want, Provide plenty of rice, atchar and cool fresh raitas. Our recommended recipes include: