Saturday, 26 June 2010

Catering queen

When it's possibly the warmest day of the year and temperatures are predicted to be in the 30s, what's the last thing you want to be doing? Cooking up a storm in the kitchen! But that's what I am up to today.
We've been invited to a special evening at the Anglo-European college in town for their annual celebration event which involves you taking your own food - 'Hampers' and then they will provide the 'Champers' . Can you guess what they call the evening yet? So we are on a table of 10 and are sharing the catering. But although I only volunteered for baking a quiche, and making a tuna,celery and grape pasta dish and bring some salad bits, I naturally got sidetracked looking through 'Old Faithful' - my trusty handwritten recipe book!
So on top of the things I said I am bringing I have made 'Mandy's samosa/pasty pies' to have with an Indian mint dip and 'Ainsley's Feta/olive/sun dried tomato triangles'. Temperature outside - 30 Temperature in my kitchen - more like 40.
The music tonight is provided by the college's band and singers which are supposed to be amazing and it's held in a marquee with twinkly lights in the ceiling (I do so love fairy lights!) and rumour has it that the atmosphere is more 'London Hotel' than provincial college. I will let you know!
Meanwhile - here's the food ....





9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Don't envy you cooking all that food.....but the evening sounds like it's going to be great.
Having said that we're having a big family bbq today...and even with a bbq....there still seems to be plenty to do in the kitchen!!
Have a wonderful evening.

Denise said...

yummmm - I would certainly love to be on your table - they all look srcrummy. Hope you have nice time and not too much of that champers with your hampers xx

Sian said...

Isn't that just typical? It's raosting here today too. But that food looks fabulous, it's bound to be a great evening especially when you add the champers to the hampers. Enjoy!

Rachel B said...

Wow, everything looks gorgeous Deb. Hope you managed to cool down soon, have a nice time x

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm betting the event is called "Hampers and Champers." Today we're just "catering" for a few friends while we watch the World Cup game! We've got three faves left in the tourney: US, England and Mexico; although DS Henry thinks Agentina will win it all.
Rinda

humel said...

Ooh, yum :-) Hope you had a great time! xx

jennifer said...

Sounds like a great evening Deb, hope you have fun and make all that effort cooking worth while!

Deb said...

The food looks yummy, but a hot kitchen sounds awful. ;o) Hope you have a lovely time at your event! xo

Amy said...

Food looks great Deb - but cooking in that heat is no fun at all!