Friday we were to have a dinner party with favourite friends. The Man and I were looking forward to the occasion as it had been a long time since the six of us had been together -- one couple is now living on the other side of the country and the other couple travels the world -- a lot. So just being in the same part of the world at the same time was a rare event.
|Four days later and still looking good!|
I was home by mid-afternoon and off to the before home again to make the planned dessert -- lemon meringue pie. I never had a lemon meringue pie turn out so perfectly. Everything was in order for the next day and for the meal to be prepared ...
Prawn and Crayfish cocktail with Avocado
Sauce Louise Marie
brown bread and butter
Leg of Lamb
Green Beans wrapped in Parma Ham
Mint Sauce and Gravy
Lemon Meringue Pie
Coffee and Mints
With all systems 'go' I prepared a quick meal and the three of us sat down to an enjoyable and very simple repast! I was tired, but pleased with myself that the day had gone as planned -- I'd catered to myself, I'd had a nice lunch, I'd gone shopping and I'd made dessert for the following day. I was geared up and ready for the preparations to come...
And then there was blood...