I often host dinner parties for groups of 6-8 people at my apartment. I usually cook simple meat-based entrees using pan-frying, sauteeing, braising, poaching, etc., usually accompanied by rice/salad.
The challenge is that my apartment has a very small kitchen area with only 1 stove burner:
(I have no oven -- just a microwave, rice cooker, and water boiler.)
I have this frying pan (which measures 12 inches across the top, 9 inches across the base, and is 2.5 inches high):
Is this an ideal size? Or is it too big for my stove burner? The only alternative I see is to cook my meals in 2 batches, but that seems like it could make it hard to time things properly.