Make the most of hearty winter appetites and get through the last weeks of the chilly season by celebrating. Come together with family and friends over lots of good food. It could be relaxed bowls of beef chilli with all the toppings (from this week's meal planner) in front of sport or a more formal tea party that hints at what's around the corner.

Share the load and organise a pot-luck meal, we will be adding new recipes to our pot-luck recipe collection next week. Invite a few people for lunch and go plant-based with Vietnamese pancakes and quick-pickled turmeric carrots.

Our Monday night grilled fish with warm Israeli couscous and herbs would also be good to serve to friends for lunch.

Back to this week's meal planner, Warren has many more ways to serve his beef chilli, a smoked fish pasta bake and a warm winter salad on cheesy polenta.