A simple (yet very tasty) roasted chicken with some steamed vegies, maybe some rice or potatoes on the side.. Good, cheap, and can be presented very nicely for a "special" dinner. Any simple cake, pie, etc would do for a desert.
Pasta dishes: Ravioli/sauce, salad, garlic bread.. A nice cake or even some gelato or ice cream for desert........... Spaghetti, will also do well.. This is another thing (no matter which pasta you go with) that can be presented nicely for a special dinner and isn't that expensive to make. (people spend bookooo bucks to go to a nice Italian place for a special evening.. when it can be had at home pretty inexpensively..)
Chicken Corden Bleu is easy to make and not that expensive.. A nice side of steamed broccoli/asparagus, a nice rice pilaf..and your good to go as well.
at 3:43 PM on Sep. 5, 2010