Sunday, June 12, 2011
guess who is coming to dinner?
I received Jamie's 30 minute meals as a little pressie. Last night I tried to put a page to the test. The caulifower macaroni, chicory salad with insane basil and anchovy dressing and stewed peaches with vanilla ice cream. I was doing well until I realised at 5pm after waking from a glorious afternoon kip ( we still have 4am starts with our little man) that in fact we did not have all the ingredients. Quick dash to Coles. Back at 5.30 pm. Used a packet italian salad with radicchio instead and had pears instead of peaches. Well in my small kitchen with hardly any bench space and not owning a food processor, it took me an hour. But can I say the caulifower macaroni was a big hit, little man loved it and yes the basil anchovie dressing is deliciously insane. Little man pulled a few faces with this one though.
Have you tried the 30 minute meal test? What do think of Jamie?
I would be pretty proud if he were my son.
Anyway conversation around the dinner table was quick as a little someone becomes bored quickly and is still prone to a bit of food throwing if we get our timing wrong. But a topic keeps coming up. If you could invite anybody in the world to a dinner party , who would you ask?
Here is my list:
Jamie (he can help with the cooking)
The Dalai Lama
Micheal Nyman (composer for The piano).
Aung san suu kyi (hopefully free to do so)
I think conversation would be pretty interesting. Now a few more come to mind but a dinner part for 8 guests would probably be my limit.
Big question really, but who would you like to invite?