I had neighbours over for dinner last night which was really lovely.
For mains I made steak and chips with green beans and baton carrots. For starters I intended buying some party food from M&S and just throwing it in the oven.
But strangely enough they only do their party food at Christmas :-(
So I had to make my starter :-(
First I got all my glassware arranged. The mini glasses are actually schnaps glasses from Ikea. I have always wanted mini martini glasses but they are so expensive, so these are a great compromise.
In the middle of the tray I have two little mini kiln jars which I think are so cute! I filled these up with hummus from M&S.
The mini little tea spoons were given to me by a school friend - via facebook - I asked on fb did anyone know where I could buy mini spoons and she said she would post some to me (her husband is Turkish and they use these spoons with their tea/coffee which they serve in mini cups). Wasn't that nice of her! I love social media for things like this :-)
Mini Prawn Cocktail
Crackers & Peri Peri Hummus
Prawns & dip
Deconstructed Brown Bread & Salmon
(If you'd like step by step instructions to make the salmon click here)
So that was the starter! I wish I took a picture of the main because I had it laid out much nicer then the way I normally serve steak and chips - I had the chips laid out criss cross 3 on top of 3 etc. Plus the beans and carrots were stacked nicely as well.
My neighbour Dee brought dessert. Homemade from scratch!
A pecan and redcurrant bakewell. FABULOUS!
We also nibbled on some 60% dark chocolate which tasted very nice with the wine.
It was a lovely evening. And bonus my head is okay this morning.