thank you everyone for your kind replies.
I guess I want to go the extra mile given that we usually go to a restaurant and dont want this to seem like the cheap version.
How about Yorkshire puddings to go with the roast? You can make individual ones in a muffin tin quite easily.
OMG I had thought about doing that but had copletely forgotten. Thanks for the suggestion.
Maybe some balsamic roasted baby carrot and parsnip (can do the beetroot like this too).
mmmmm - off to google recipe - sounds yum
As an entree - lightly grilled asparagus with butter sauce and shaved parmesan. Easy but very delicious and looks gourmet!
Thanks, my sister did this at Christmas time.
I'd get some really good quality vanilla bean ice cream to serve with it.
yes, difinately. I usally get Sara Lee is there a butter brand? I love a good vanilla ice cream
Countryme - vol au vents - omg - I am so doing that!
It sounds lovely OP but as it is your birthday why doesn't your DH cook? Also make a very special vegetarian dish just for you. I remember birthdays where I have been the birthday girl and vegetarian and being able to eat very little including desserts I hated. So make sure you have all of your favourites - it is your birthday remember
Aw thank you Holidayromp. DH has offered to cook and will def do the meat. It is not the actual day of my BD so I am more than happy to do the rest. I would rather he tidy, lol. DH would also happily make me a vegetarian dish but I really enjoy the sanitarium veg roast and since the rest of my family will eat roast lamb (they usually have veg roast too) I will get to have all of the veg roast (leftovers) to myself. Happy me! Growing up we always had frozen apple pie after a roast, and as far as I am concerned a good roast is ruined when any other dessert is served, so that is my choice and as for red velvet cake.... no justification needed lol.
Jayne174, that is a lovely idea. There is a party supply story not to far out of the way. I will enquire
thanks again everyone