If you’ve seen the movie Meet The Parents, you’ll know that some in-laws can be difficult to deal with. Now, while life isn’t a movie and your father in-law probably isn’t a retired FBI agent scrutinising your every move under a microscope, many of us can relate to the struggle that comes with impressing the people whose son or daughter we’re married to.
We find the best way to clear the tension, create a stronger bond and impress the in-laws is by inviting them over for dinner every now and them. Nothing can bring people together like good food, so we’ve put together a couple of hints and tips that you can put into practice, along with some tasty KNORR recipes to whip up that will have them singing your praises.
Wear Something Wonderful
Put on something special to show your in-laws how important an occasion you consider their visit. We’re not saying you need to doll yourself up to the nines, but wear something that feels comfortable and looks great.
Harp on About Their Hobbies
Ask your father in-law about that fishing trip he went on, and find out what enthralling book your mother in-law picked up at book club this month. Show an interest in their lives and they’re bound to reciprocate the love.
Whip up Something Homely
You’ve thrown out the hook and caught yourself two big fish – now it’s time to reel them in with a meal they’ll adore. Beforehand, be sure to ask your partner about your in-laws’ preferences. Are they fans of crispy pork, scrumptious steak or creamy chicken? Have a look below – we’ve got something delicious for all kinds of palates.
- Roast Pork Belly with Apple Cream Sauce With crispy crackling, sweet apple flavours and hints of thyme and Dijon mustard, this melt-in-your-mouth roast pork belly is truly ‘dressed’ to impress.
- Chicken and Thyme Pie This classic chicken dish is a real crowd pleaser. With crisp puff pastry, creamy mushrooms, perfectly cooked chicken and a divine gravy made with the help of a KNORR Chicken and Mushroom Pan Dry Cook-in-Sauce, this pie is bound to make your in-laws beg for seconds.
- Beef Pot Roast Get ready to tuck into a soft and tasty roast that will melt in your mouth with every bite. With carrots, a magnificent piece of beef, baby potatoes, a KNORR Beef Stock Pot and a generous glug of red wine, this heavenly pot roast is bound to impress your in-laws. Don’t forget to serve this juicy piece of beef with a marvellous medley of your favourite vegetables.