To me, on a day by day basis, entrees are extras. I hardly ever serve a three-course meal as I have found that a main and a healthy dessert provides enough for my daily needs. However, each of the dishes below has become a favourite when we have any sort of celebration and can also become a main course with the addition of a salad or a rice or pasta dish. The other aspect of these dishes is that sometimes you do not want to have a large main course and can be satisfied with one of these dishes as a main – something which is becoming more common as our mains, when eating out, appear to be becoming supersized.
They are all simple and straight forward to make and rely only on foods easily available or already in the pantry.