Such a lovely night tonight. I had the pleasure of making food for some of my very bestest friends. They got a few added extras because… well…. they are my friends and naturally I wanted them to enjoy their evening.
The main menu is exactly the same as last week but there were a few tweaks. Different canapés, a pastry treat at the end of the meal and some edible glitter in the caramel for a blingtastic pudding.
They all seemed to enjoy themselves, some said it was the most they’d eaten in forever. If only I could say the same thing.
The puppies were dining out this evening, along with Poppy but it’s almost unbelievable that they will be going a week today. I’ve tried really hard not to bond with any of them (fail) and will be so sad when they have gone. Suspect Poppy won’t be anywhere near as sad, poor love.
After Poppy and the puppies left this afternoon it was just Zeus and me for a while. He was happily lying nearby and as I was chopping an apple I punted a bit of the core towards him. Now, my lovely Lily would have your hand off for any raw veg or fruit. Zeus caught the apple core and then after a pause, delicately placed it on the floor. Made me laugh. He did eat it in the end and the rest of it but his face when he realised it wasn’t steak or similar will live with me for a long time.
I made cheese soufflés today and I know that the colour of the yolk of an egg isn’t an indicator of how good for you it is but the more yellow it is the more appealing the result. When the Swallows Barn hens aren’t laying (*stern look*) I usually buy Clarence Court eggs because they give the closest results to our own eggs. I wouldn’t use cheapest of the cheap battery eggs but do understand why people do. Horses for courses I guess.
Roast Beef and Horseradish Profiteroles ~ Smoked Salmon, Sour Cream and Lemon Blinis ~ Chorizo Manchego and Frittata Stacks
Curried Pear and Parsnip Soup ~ Mini Onion Bhajis ~ Garlic Bread
Cheese Soufflé ~ Apple and Beetroot Salad
Slow cooked Pork Loin in Cider ~ Pavé Potatoes ~ Heritage Carrot ~ Squeaky beans ~ Apple Fritter ~ Cream and Cider Sauce
Sticky Toffee Pudding ~ Caramel Hazelnut ~ Vanilla Ice Cream ~ Nut Cumb ~ Glitter
Coffee ~ Tea ~ Mint Tea ~ Raspberry and White Chocolate Filo Bites