Ah the need for a good clean kitchen – imperative when certain relatives are on the prowl. I am not big in entertaining per say, but when it is my turn to do lunch, the food part is only one minor element of a very busy session of me becoming more closely acquainted with the room at the back of the house with the strange cooking implements and large stainless steel sink.
I have got my recipe planning down to a fine art, I have six complete main meals and three alternative desserts which I select from, depending on the season and what I already have in stock. A rissotto is my default choice, but obviously not too often in case I repeat it in a moment of forgetfulness. Once the food side is clarified, getting it prepared early on is essential. I then give my kitchen a really good going over!