Monday, 1 June 2009
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It all started with an invite for supper to Jacqueline and Graham, two lovely friends. But because I am what I am, it ended in twelve for dinner on Saturday night.
We ate too much, drank a refined amount (ehem) and thought we were all terribly witty, intelligent and enormous fun. As you do after 14 bottles of wine.
The evening culminated in some very silly photos of us with my voluminous pink frilly petticoat in various poses.
Very long story.
These are not/never will be on the blog because I like my friends and they know where I live.
However, these other photos are suitable for publication!
Our starter was eaten with some beautiful English Fizz from Chapel Down, courtesy of Nicky. Salmon, Orange and Bronze Fennel Pate and my Light Chicken Liver, Pork and Bacon Terrine with Chilli Jam on some home-made toasted bread.
I wheeled it down the garden on my pimped up charity shop trolley, doing a scarily accurate impression of Mrs Overall.
Main course was Roasted Pork Belly with roasted vegetables, Crushed New Potatoes with Peas, Mint and Cream, and some Rhubarb, Ginger and Apricot Relish. All devoured with a beautiful rose, white..and red, again courtesy of Nicky and bought from my Master of Wine friend Marcia Waters. www.mw2wines.co.uk
Cheese; gathered together by my neighbours Caroline and Robyn was English, delicious and now attached to my hips!
Pudding was Lis's world famous, beloved and spectacular Chocolate Roulade, accompanied by strawberries and some sticky pudding wine. And I believe, with my rendition of 'bring us some sticky pudding (wine)' in my pleasing soprano! Oh dear.
Oops, I forgot, the cheese was eaten with some of my home-made Elderflower Vodka.
Would love to give you all the recipes for these, but you'll have to wait for my book which is due out in spring 2010!
I'm afraid I don't have a photo of the pud, at that stage the person holding it, was wearing the pink petticoat. All I'm going to tell you is...it was a bloke!