Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Accies Ladies Monthly Catch Up.

Before we got together the girls said not to go to too much effort but as I joked with them- I never need an excuse to cook up a storm in the kitchen and it will give me something to blog about!

I didn't manage to get away from work bang on time yesterday so I was a little pushed with my prep for last nights drinks and nibbles. I managed to take a few snaps but my camera is not that good in evening light so they don't look as tasty as they actually were.

We had a great evening and it was so lovely to catch up with everyone. I will be sad if Nathan does go to another club next year but hey that's another story! It was really nice to hear every one's news and have a few drinkies. I also got some lovely hostess gifts- so thank you to all! My wine shelf is nicely replenished!!

Prawn and avocado with prawn Marie rose dip. (The prawns are half circles so I decided they counted!)

Tomato, Mozzarella, Pesto and Basil. I love this as a salad and it worked well as a nibble.
Circular Tortilla Chips with salsa, sour cream and guacamole- if I was to do this again I'd put a little bit of cheese on and also jalapenos for me (I love chillies!) I thought this was a good idea as it shares the dip around!
I was a bit messy with my dill but I loved these! Blinis (not sure that's spelt right!) with creme fraiche, smoked salmon and dill, with lemon on the side.
I was looking for mini Yorkshire puddings but I had to settle for regular sized ones and I put a little bit of roast beef in them and gravy on the side.
All the Accies ladies. Left to right- Zara, Emily, Leona, Wendy, Lorna, Lesley and Vicki.

My table. Including the spotty paper plates and napkins. I pinched Lesley's ideas for the paper plates and it definitely made it easier tidying up! Since we don't have a dishwasher it is always a nightmare but I think I will def be doing paper plates from now on!
Chocolate Cupcakes and little chocolate treats. I just melted dark chocolate into the small cases and topped with pistachio nuts and then melted white chocolate as well and topped that with coconut shavings- such an easy little treat!

The girls also got a goodie bag each to take back to the boys but I have a feeling some of those cupcakes didn't make it further than the trip home! ;-)

A great evening and I am looking forward to Lorna's next month.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Unbelievable Jennie - everything looks divine - you truly have a gift. Oh - I was also recently looking on th Anthropologie website and saw your white clock on there - they were selling it for like $300 - You got some mad style babe!!