Feeding a crowd this weekend? Sometimes the sides are more trouble than the main event, which is where Woolies comes in. Its sweetcorn and pumpkin fritters, pumpkin-and-sweet potato pie, and butternut mash are available in larger portions that feed up to eight people. There’s no need to stress about getting all that veg peeled and cooked before your guests arrive, leaving you more time to enjoy with them. Which is the point, after all.
To start: Smoky cauliflower with nuts, dried fruit and celery is the perfect salad to serve with lamb.
Try: chargrilled cauliflower with hazelnuts and celery
For mains: A coffee-mushroom sauce (inspired by the famous sauce at The Pot Luck Club in Cape Town) is fantastic drizzled over steak for dinner.
Try: Beef fillet with café au lait sauce
On the side: Choose a classic South African favourite as a vegetable side.
Try: Woolworths honey & cinnamon butternut
The finale: Make individual pavlovas as a grand finale to a big fat feast. It takes only a little more effort to make 10 small pavlovas than one big one, and your family and friends will love you for it.
Try: pavlova tropicana
To start: Serve a savoury finger snack with a sweet chilli dipping sauce on the side.
Try: Woolworths sweetcorn, apple and fresh coriander fritters
For mains: A salt crust lets the meat roast evenly and imparts flavour and succulence. And it doesn’t leave a salty taste.
Try: Rosemary salt-baked lamb rack with roast potatoes
On the side: You can’t go wrong with tender spinach in a creamy béchamel sauce with a hint of nutmeg.
Try: Woolworths creamed spinach
The finale: There’s no shortage of great doughnuts on offer but nothing beats the satisfaction of eating a still warm, ganache-filled, home-made doughnut.
Try: Chocolate-filled doughnuts
Keep it classic
To start: A classic tarte tatin is a great start to a family feast. Don’t be intimidated by the flip!
Try: Leek tarte tatin
For mains: Opt for easy roast that packs a punch.
Try: Peruvian-style roast chicken with green sauce
On the side: A velvety & creamy spiced sweet potato pumpkin pie with cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger adds a hint of sweetness to a spicy roast chicken.
Try: Woolworths sweet potato pumpkin pie
The finale: Seasonal ClemenGolds add just the right amount of zing to this addictive pudding… we’ll let the whiskey speak for itself.
Try: Clemengold Malva pudding with Irish coffee sauce
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