We had a great morning and bought these very stylish cupcakes....
|Cute And Colourful Cupcakes|
I also bought these gorgeous flowers.
Don't they brighten up my mantlepiece?
Last night we had a dinner party for some extended family who were visiting from Sydney. The lack of any nearby restaurants means that I have had lots of practice cooking for all sorts of people on The Farm.
I have three rules for dinner parties.
1. Set the table beautifully and your guests feel special and are less likely to notice any muck ups food wise.
|Pretty Nanna Place Setting|
2. Don't cook anything tricky that involves you doing last minute culinary miracles in the kitchen. Otherwise everyone else is having a fantastic time and a glass of wine while you are having a nervous breakdown. Simple is best.
Last night I cooked marinated roast lamb and pre-prepared a roast vegetable salad and some other simple salads.
|Roast Vegie Salad|
Pudding was my favourite almond cake which can be made the night before. I served it with tinned plums and double cream.
|Almond Cake - Much Yummier Than It Looks...|
3. When all else fails give everyone a glass of wine.... Repeat rule number 3 as often as required.
So there you go - my simple rules for entertaining. They seem to revolve around alcohol and Nanna china, but that's OK.
I hope everyone has had a great weekend too.