I am having some people over for beef stew this weekend (I'm really excited, I've been craving stew for months...oh, and my friends are cool too.
I can't decide what to serve with it, though. I'll make biscuits and a dessert, but is that enough? Vegetable options seem a little redundant with all the vegetables in the stew. I could eat salad any time, but does a cold salad undermine the whole "hearty stew and warm bread on a cold winter's day" thing?
Maybe I need more courses instead of more sides? But what do you serve as a starter when your main course is soup?
I'm probably way over thinking this, I just want it to go well. I'm one of the last single girls in my group. and most of my married friends have taken over hosting duties when we all get together. I want to show them that I'm still completely capable of putting together nice meals even though I don't do it for a family regularly.
Thanks so much!