I had a party for family yesterday for my Dad’s 70th Birthday. There were 20, including kids, and the pressure was definately on to deliver due to my new found cheffiness.
I wanted to try out so many new recipes, but limited myself to a couple of canapés, and a selection of salads and meats so that everyone could help themselves buffet style.
These were a definate favourite, mini yorkshire puddings with homemade horseradish sauce, and thinly sliced fillet of beef.
The spirals were delicious and very handy as they were make ahead.
I had two salads made myself, all of my sister in laws contributed to salads and dessert, as did my mum, which makes the whole experience a lot easier, and of course the family were all great sous chefs.
Although I myself am not nutty about nuts, I made this delicious salad filled with crunchiness and goodness.
This starter is really good with almost everything, and although is quite labour intensive at the start, I was able to make it a couple of weeks ago and freeze it, and then cooked it on the day.
And of course by the time I got to dessert, I had put my phone down somewhere so no pictures of the ice cream meringue cake, or the honeycomb ice cream that went down a treat.
Speaking of pressure… exams next week so I’m heading off to study.