Much as I love to have a pan bubbling away on the stove, I often feel that the most stress free way to feed people is by taking the oven route. When I'm frazzled, I firmly believe that the tray-bake is the safest way to go. Enjoy the easefulness of the oven: you just bung everything in, and you're done. I think I'd go to the supreme effort of laying on a green salad as well but, other than that, you may kick up your flamenco heels and enjoy the fiesta.
Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots, an exclusive recipe from her new book Simply Nigella. Serve them with ice cream or crème fraîche for the kids or a few sea salt flakes for dinner parties.