Sometimes you’re looking for something different for dinner. Try one of our dinner ideas to switch a boring week night up a little.
1. Naughty, but nice
Have a romantic dinner à deux… in bed! Cosy up in your PJs and treat yourself to some indulgent grub (we’re thinking snacky stuff that’s easy to prepare and eat – a roast chicken might not be a good idea).
2. Show off your skills
Throw a Come Dine With Me night for friends and you can’t go wrong! And whoever you invite returns the favour at a later date, so you should get a few free meals out of it, too – bonus.
3. Share and share alike
Have a swap party! Get the girls over for dinner and ask everyone to bring a few items that are still nice but they don’t wear anymore, then everyone can take their pick from the rack.
4. Braai – are you mad?
No really, it’ll be great fun – if the weather’s dry, even if it’s chilly, a braai in the garden will lift your spirits. So put up your fairy lights, get out the scarves and beanies, and get grilling under the stars.
5. Disco night
Fish out ’70s and ’80s classics to dance yourselves silly to and dig into retro food.
6. Rekindle the romance
Just the two of you? Then plan a Date Night – get out the candles, line up your favourite CDs and have a cosy candlelit supper just for two.
7. Joint effort
Host a pot-luck dinner with friends where everyone brings one dish. You could even do your bit for charity by asking your guests to bring some tins of food or clothing items that you will be able to donate to a worthy cause.