Did your invitation to the Royal Wedding get lost in the post?
Our's did too; but don't worry - we here at McCarthy and Stone have listed our favourite recipes that will ensure a day with minimum cooking time and maximum enjoyment.
With the weather forecast promising clear skies for the royal wedding all day long, there seems like there won't be much to dampen the festivities. Whether you're celebrating with friends, family or from the comfort of your front room; we've compiled a list of easy recipes to ensure there are smiles all round for the wedding of the year!
1. Grilled Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
A summer salad is always a go-to people-pleaser for any indoor or outdoor gathering. Especially this Grilled Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella salad from Good Housekeeping. Toss this together with only 5 ingredients to compliment any meat or fish dish. Even add some grilled Salmon or Chicken and serve as a main dish! Find the recipe here.
2. Provencal Stuffed Tomatoes
These Provencal Stuffed Tomatoes from The Mediterranean Table are another perfect side to compliment any main dish. They are full of flavour and super versatile! Looking to add a little extra? Fry and chop up some bacon and add to the stuffing mixture for added flavour. See the recipe here
on our very own website for more details!
3. Chicken skewers with a cucumber and shallot dip
These classic chicken skewers with a cucumber and shallot dip from BBC Good Food are a perfect low-fat alternative with a fresh and zingy taste! Perfectly paired, the cucumber and shallot dip can be whipped up in under 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can try them with Thai fragrant rice as suggested by BBC good food. Click to find out more
4. White Chocolate and Peach Trifle
If you're finding your guests are needing something sweet to pair with a cold glass of Pimms; a classic English trifle is always a perfect and effortless choice. This White Chocolate and Peach Trifle brought to you by Delicious is a great alternative for the quintessentially British dessert. Mix it up with a range of fruit of your choice! Find the perfect royal wedding recipe here
5. Elderflower-Wine Cocktail
Yearning for something more exciting than a beer or glass of wine? Really celebrate the royal wedding with this refreshing Elderflower-Wine Cocktail! This drink is easily prepared and quick to sort out ahead of time and upon the arrival of your guests. For an extra flourish; freeze Raspberries in ice cube trays to keep drinks cool in the sun. Find the recipe here.
We hope that you, your family and friends enjoy the long-anticipated Royal wedding nuptials as much as we will! Tomorrow, Saturday, May 19, 2018, Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Young will then lead live coverage from 9am to 2pm on the BBC. On ITV, Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham will be covering the big day from 9.25am until 3pm. Sky have also stated that their coverage will be from the castle grounds and will be starting at Kay Burley and Anna Botting from 9am until 3pm.
Think that 9am may be slightly early for the Elderflower-Wine Cocktail? Well - It's a celebration!