The kids followed me upstairs, giggling as I went to show husband. He looked me up and down, grinned and asked "did you make it yourself?" followed by "so that's what you've been doing at all those night classes".....playing to his audience of giggling children, he went on to describe his horror in many forms which ended with me curled up under the duvet, with only eldest daughter hugs for comfort.
Thank gawd there's always cake.
Chocolate Cheesecake with mixed berries
I had friends over at the weekend and I served antipasti with basil pesto, sunblushed tomatoes, brie, fresh bread, dipping oil, olives and balsamic vinegar, Parmesan, a variety of tarts including caramelised red onion and goats cheese, artichoke and mint, goats cheese and pesto, asparagus and cheddar. There was also lasagna, pasta Bolognaise, macaroni cheese, green salad with a honey and balsamic dressing all followed with apple pie, chocolate cheesecake, extra thick double cream and Colpi ice cream. Twas a great night and no-one went hungry!
Helen's buffet, suitable for kids!
Pasta Bolognaise and Asparagus Tart
William's cupcakes...tasty cakes, well done lad!
Val and Colin's Chocolate Cake...the icing was an experiment,
I need to make again before I decide if I like it or not or whether to share!
I'm a bit late in giving the shopping list but suffice it to say, it was within budget and will last for 10 days in total; meals include the following:
Rosemary and Garlic Roast Lamb with a Pesto crust, served with roast asparagus, broccolli, green beans and roasted potato with a red wine gravy
Chicken Soup with Chickpeas
Fish & Vegetable Stew with dumplings
Salmon Tempura with Sesame Fried Rice and green veg
Prawn coconut curry
Grilled Vegetables with Halloumi
Recipes and pictures to follow, my friends!