Last night saw round two of my fabulous 3-course dinner installment. With one success story under my belt, I went into the event quite confident of my recently discovered culinary prowess. So confident, in fact, that I didn’t even draw up a plan this time! No down-to-the-minute scheduling nor detailed drawing of the final arrangement of food on the plate. Some might call my preparing the meal a day in advance with a professional caterer friend cheating, but I call it good sense.
First, I prepared my ingredients.
Before long, I had the beginnings of my first and main courses on the hob: what looks like peas and goop but will soon become pea soup and chicken curry.
…From that, to this:
(You’ll have to imagine the rest of the rice, beverages, guests, table layout and the chocolate & rum and chocolate & coffee tarts that completed the dining experience. It was all so exciting at the time that my trusty photographer forgot to take any photos.)
And there concludes my week as the family Masterchef. I’m well on my way to reaching my target of £800, huge thanks to everyone who’s donated thus far! Just a little way to go yet – click here to read more about my fundraising effort and perhaps donate a little something.