The Main: Something Meaty
From microwaveable risotto to quick meaty mains, supermarkets have something to please those with even the trickiest taste buds.
Remember, saving on time often requires splurging in other areas, so be prepared to invest in designer dinnerware – this gives the impression that you know what you’re doing, when you’d rather be tucking in to a trusty takeaway. If you’re opting
for ‘easy cook’ meat, ditch the cheap packaging and cook in a casserole dish (if possible) or swap over just before your guest arrives. Keep the meat warm in the oven and display on a bed of pre-cooked vegetables or microwavable couscous/rice
if this suits. Dishes like paella/risotto should be served in a large pan for an authentic finish.