stapsdoes101things: Pizza with '101' marked out in green pimento (101food)
29 January 2011

I made good use of the Sainsbury's vouchers I won. I spent them on the makings of a dinner party. Readers of [personal profile] el_staplador will be familiar with the trials I went through actually getting people to attend, but that's another story. We ended up with four at table, and three courses, and that's good enough.

Plus, we used the posh wedding crockery, which puts things on another plane entirely.

The menu was as follows:

Salade niçoise (as taken from Katharine Whitehorn's immortal Cooking in a Bedsitter; this is not a new recipe to me, however)

Boeuf Bourguignonne with new potatoes and French beans (had to get the Burgundy from M&S, though; they didn't have any in Sainsbury's. Mishmash of slow cooker cookbook and Mary Berry)

Pear and ginger sorbet (Mary Berry recipe, new to me - I thought it could have stood a little more ginger, but the others liked it as it was)

Coffee or tea and chocolates (oh yes, I made very good use of those vouchers...!)


Our guests were Tom W and Anne, and I read Saki's short story A Stalled Ox to general laughter following the meal.
stapsdoes101things: Pizza with '101' marked out in green pimento (101food)
Why do I want to do this?

I enjoy cooking and I enjoy entertaining friends. I'd like to set myself the challenge of producing food to suit a variety of situations. 'Dinner party' doesn't have to be as formal as it sounds - in fact, knowing my friends, it probably won't be. I'd like the picnic to be something special, though.


How will I know I've done it?

I'll have provided an evening meal, cooked largely or entirely by myself, for at least four people including myself. I'll also have provided a picnic, prepared largely or entirely by myself, for at least four people including myself.


I'll record this in posts in this journal.

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