Saturday, July 10, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Posted by MANDI at 4:40 PM
No, I haven't gone completely loopy. I'm off to a Christmas In July dinner with a few of the neighbours tonight. There are five households involved and we 'made' the couple with the biggest house play host. Sounds mean but theirs is they only place we'll all fit comfortably into (and they volunteered for that very reason!). We've divied up the menu to come up with five courses and are taking/making a couple of things each - I've made two new recipes which is a bit risky so I'm hoping they'll be well received. The first is a Moroccan Sweet Potato, Carrot and Chickpea soup that, from this afternoon's taste test, is delicious but rather spicy. The second is a Sticky Date Cheesecake. That's the one I'm not sure about. It can be served warm or at room temperature and has a warm caramel-y sauce to pour over it. Fingers crossed it's going to come out of the tin okay otherwise everyone will be getting a scoop of gloop in their dessert bowls!
We've got enough food to feed a small nation, Christmas Crackers, Secret Santa gifts, drinks on ice and kids spending the night with their grandparents. Now I have to get myself showered and prettied up and then it's across the road and down a bit for FUN FUN FUN.

3 comments:

JustJen on July 10, 2010 at 5:18 PM said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm not sure which bit I'm most jealous of, getting prettied up, lots of yummy food and drink, or a night without the kids......

Iris Flavia on July 10, 2010 at 8:28 PM said...

Merry Christmas, then! Here it´s 39C, definitively summer :-)
Will just have salad with Mozzarella and Olives...

Dr. Alice on July 11, 2010 at 7:02 AM said...

Now that sounds like a great idea for a party! Let us know how it goes.

 

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