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May 3, 2010 04:06 PM

mother's day lunch---mostly prepared the night before

Having mother's day lunch at my house (6 adults), but have no prep time (working on Sunday morning).
I'd like to prep most things on Saturday night.
Any suggestions? Nothing to crazy. Fairly conservative guest list as food goes.

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  1. You might take a look at Ina Garten's roasted salmon salad. It's a Nicoise composed salad with salmon in place of tuna. I've tweaked the recipe a bit, but have made it a number of times, and it always is well received. Everything can be prepared the day before, including the salmon. I will say that I've used my own dressing in place of the one in the recipe, so I can't vouch for that.

    1. Do you prefer a veggie, meat, poultry, or fish dish?

      You could make a quiche-I've always had rave reviews with Thomas Keller's very filling, deep dish quiche recipes. (A quick google search will give you lots of results for his recipes)

      You could make a lasagna or Greek pastitsio or cannelloni Sat night and reheat before serving.

      Since all of these are heavy dishes, a nice salad would be a perfect side. Maybe a fennel and orange salad.

      You can also wrap asparagus in prosciutto the night before...