I made good use of the Sainsbury's vouchers I won. I spent them on the makings of a dinner party. Readers of el_staplador will be familiar with the trials I went through actually getting people to attend, but that's another story. We ended up with four at table, and three courses, and that's good enough.
Plus, we used the posh wedding crockery, which puts things on another plane entirely.
The menu was as follows:
Salade niçoise (as taken from Katharine Whitehorn's immortal Cooking in a Bedsitter; this is not a new recipe to me, however)
Boeuf Bourguignonne with new potatoes and French beans (had to get the Burgundy from M&S, though; they didn't have any in Sainsbury's. Mishmash of slow cooker cookbook and Mary Berry)
Pear and ginger sorbet (Mary Berry recipe, new to me - I thought it could have stood a little more ginger, but the others liked it as it was)
Coffee or tea and chocolates (oh yes, I made very good use of those vouchers...!)
Our guests were Tom W and Anne, and I read Saki's short story A Stalled Ox to general laughter following the meal.