Saturday, 12 July 2014

Let's Party!

At last, two weeks later than anticipated, we finally get to have a night with our friends and family to celebrate our fifteen years together!  This last week has been spent between the house and the garden, cleaning and clearing and cooking and freezing!  We've added some bits to the summerhouse, some pretty fairy lights, two bar stools, and I found some Coca Cola merchandise in local shops - a wastepaper bin and a straw dispenser.  A little ice bucket and some wine glasses complete the bar, and Mr G's Jazz Band up on a shelf.  It looks the part now, only curtains and flooring needed.  So far, at the time of writing this, it's dry, although it's promising rain.  We pre-empted disaster and put the gazebo up too, on Thursday night.  We had a glorious day yesterday, I burnt the old boobage (again...) at the Sports Day.

I've finalised the menu, and I really hope that I manage to remember to take photographs of the food - something I rarely do, only remembering to when it's all gone.  So if you're coming tonight, this is what you have to look forward to!

Pulled pork, stuffing, apple sauce and crusty baguettes
Homemade sausage rolls, two varieties, plain and sage and onion
Homemade scotch eggs, two varieties, breadcrumbs and sage and onion coated
Vol au Vents - mushroom
Salad, Homemade coleslaw, potato salad and American-style potato salad
Helen's Curried Carrot (mine, all mine...)

And for afters... (and they're all homemade, to save me typing the word!)
Mandarin Cheesecake
Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam
Victoria Sponge
Chocolate Cake
Coffee Cake
Fresh Strawberry Tart with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream

For the little ones...
Cupcakes, sausages on sticks, pizza, crisps and anything above they'll eat!

Really looking forward to this, and I am so on the ball for once.  Famous last words?  We shall see!  I might try and post tonight, while it's all going on?   Live blog post, ooh!   Again, famous last words, because once that vino is opened...?

M x

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