Saturday night is party night. Ruth says when time and energy are in short supply, go casual. Chill. This is casual party food, with an autumnal theme. Maybe rent a movie, cram onto the couch and chill out together. Or gather to cheer for your team and the footy: armchair experts have the most fun. Ruth’s relaxed do-ahead food ideas are deliberately unfussy but full of her trademark flavour. Eating with your fingers brings out the inner child in all of us and somehow makes the food tastier and more fun. Ruth recommends platters to share and a big pot of something warming to dollop out and eat simply with a fork. Not dinner party food or your best plates, but perfect for you and your friends to kick back, chill out and relax over.