Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Night Dinner

Tonight, my friends will be coming round for the following:
I think it's fair to say I'm looking forward to it.   Now, before you ask....I didn't do this on a budget; entertaining and entertainment is an entirely different budget altogether.   The scallops were bought from the lovely fishmongers in Glasgow, the chicken is free range and the champagne, cold!   Everyone needs to go all out once in a while, don't you think?   I'll be posting pictures and the recipes, all going well!

Canapes & French Martinis
Butternut Squash Soup with Girolles & Griddled Scallops
Pesto Chicken Roulade
with a white wine and mustard cream sauce,
mashed potato and crispy courgettes, leeks and carrots
Chocolate Marquis (mousse type cake)
Camembert topped with caramelised pecans and oatcakes 
Coffee served with homemade peppermints dipped in a variety of chocolate, caramel and toasted coconut 



Beth said...

Oh Helen....Have a really great time. I love hanging out with my friends at home too! I can't wait to hear all about it and see pics of your company and good times.

Take pictures of the food too! That's my favorite part.




gaelikaa said...

Oh, looks and sounds wonderful! Have a lovely time!

Anonymous said...

Lucky friends! Your menu sounds awesome. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

jaboopee said...

Sounds lovely....especially fond of the champagne here!
Have fun. clink clink

Carolyn said...

Sounds lush, have a great night. X.

Laura said...

I seriously need to stop reading your blog in the hour before I have dinner. Reading your lovely menu while hungry is just a bad idea!
Your menu looks great and I hope you and your friends have a great night!
I think anyone who works so hard at budgeting for their family has literally earned a night of treats!

Janice said...

ooh when are you eating? I'm only an hour and half from Glasgow lol!

aladdinsane12 said...

ohmygosh i want to be your friend so badly! i'd fly over from chicago to go to one of your dinners! ;)

Kristina said...

Def wish I lived closer NOW! Yum! Have a great time!
I gave you an award over at my blog!

Unknown Mami said...

Have fun! Wish I was there.

Virginia Mom said...

Wow- sounds like it's gonna be a great party! (Can you Fed Ex me a plate of that wonderful sounding food?) :) The lady who does our taxes has a daughter who is over in Glasgow studying opera voice... small world! (I can't begin to imagine what that education is costing!)

simplysandi said...

Hope your dinner was fantastic! Can't wait to see pictures.

Mhel said...

yum!!! I'm looking forward to your pitures and recipes!! For the meantime, enjoy ur time with ur friends.... U

Lottie said...

Hi Helen

I'll take the snow off your hands and some of that Champagne with a side of mashed potato and crispy courgettes, leeks and carrots

when I win the lottery I'm coming to know that right?

I may never leave too !!!

Helen McGinn said...

Beth, Edie, it was great! Update to follow.

gaelikaa, carolyn, thank you, I sure did.

jaboopee, me too...and those French Martinis.....

Laura, thank you hon! x

Janice, we had an extra seat too.....

aladdinsane12,you come for dinner anytime hon, then you take me to a 'rib joint';O)

Kristina, thank you hon, will head over now! x

Unknown M, I wish you were here too; you were discussed!

Virginia, is she at Scottish National Opera? I know a few people from there. xx

SimplySandi,Mhel, thank you, it was and piccies a comin'! ;O)

Lottie, anytime lass, anytime! :O)

Mrsblogalot said...

Your blog is fabulous!!

Visiting from SITS!

Glad I found you!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds amazing! I can't wait to hear how it goes!

mimbles said...

Ooo, it sounds divine! Looking forward to the pics and recipes :-)

LisaDay said...



Melissa B. said...

Cheers to you, too! As long as we're raising our glasses, I should tell you that I've got a very special present for you today. Please come by and see!