Saturday, 31 October 2009

Dinner Party.
















No time to blog yesterday as we were having a little dinner party last evening and I do like to get ready at my leisure. It is my birthday today and a friend is taking me out for the day, so this is also brief. But I thought you might like to see the menu for last night. When American blog friends publish menus it is always interesting to see how they differ from our menus, so thought my American blog friends might like to see my menu too. (UK bloggers can skip the next bit if they like)
Starter: Garlic bread with salad platters.
Main: Moroccan lamb tagine with dates, cous-cous with raisings, roasted red green and yellow vegetables.
Puds Citrus tart, pavlova with toasted almonds, fresh raspberries.
Cheese and biscuits (cheddar and Blue Stilton) and coffee.
I was intending to photograph the puds when I put them on the table, but sorry - I forgot!
However, it was a lovely dinner party with lots of conversation. Really enjoyed it!
I have been trying to photograph Tess after her visit to the Beauty Parlour. Every photo I take makes her look like a little rat (sorry Tess). Finally I managed to get one looking down on her as she peered through the paddock gate looking for rabbits.
Pumpkin will be posted this evening - the farmer has fashioned the face and will light it at dusk - so see you again later in the day. Have a good day - if you are in the UK make the most of it as the forecasters say this weekend is the end of the lovely weather.

28 comments:

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Happy Birthday Weaver! Have a great day out with your friend and look forward to seeing the pumpkin later! (Tess looks very smart!)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! and would love to see more photos of Tess.. I'm intrigued by her breed!

Robin Mac said...

Have a very happy birthday Pat - glad to see you are extending the celebrations by starting early! I love your dinner party menu - isn't it always intereting to see what different countries serve up. I hope the weather is still good for your outing today. cheers, Robin

Raph G. Neckmann said...

PS, Weaver - there's a birthday piccy for you over at mine! We're celebrating with you, with a walk!

"JeanneG" said...

Happy Birthday! It's our 39th wedding anniversary today.

ewix said...

Delicious and a lovely way to celebrate
your BIRTHDAY
damp and warm here...I love it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Birthday Weaver. I hope you had a great time. Your dinner party looks delicious. It seems odd to see my dishes with your food on them. ;) I enjoy reading the differences of foods and customs etc. This gives me ideas of what to serve and will be considered a real treat no doubt.

Bovey Belle said...

Happy Birthday from me too, and the birthday food looked WONDERFUL (Tagine is one of my favourite dishes).

Enjoy your day.

Dragonstar said...

Happy birthday! Have a great day.

dinesh chandra said...

Happy Birth day, God bless you , what a blog , I love to read the poem and about the farm , I Love to know about farming.

Regards

Dinesh Chandra

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Happy Birthday Pat. Your dinner party menu looks delicious. Americans are probably wondering what 'puds' are (I used to too!) - short for puddings and the Brits apply the term pudding to all desserts whether they are a pudding or not! Have I got it right Pat?

You've also changed your header!
Have a great day with your friend.

kavita said...

HAPPY BIRTH DAY TO YOU !! Visiting you via Raph's.

Golden West said...

Wishing you many happy returns of the day. The food looks even better on your beautiful Portmerion (if I'm not mistaken) plates.

Leenie said...

Happy birthday!The meal looks delicious.

Poet in Residence said...

Many Happy Returns!
Dog looks well scrubbed. Won't last long.
Spooky Halloween picture at BOTR/NASA today - it'll send your guests batty. Have a great time.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday dear Weaver - hope you have a lovely day out. Your dinner party menu looks and sounds delicious. I like the sound of Moroccan cuisine. Looking forward to seeing your carved pumpkin later.

Jenn Jilks said...

Happy birthday. Thanks for posting the menu/. In Canada we are becoming much more multicultural, since distance has previously been a factor.

I taught in a school with a large Lebanese population and told my students I had planned on going to a Lebanese restaurant. They gave me a list of things that I should order from the menu! So much fun!

Jane Moxey said...

Many happy returns of the day, Weaver. Your dinner party menu looked delicious. I'll bet there weren't many leftovers! I don't remember celebrating Halloween in the UK -- especially the pumpkin carving and costumes part. Tess looks very smart with her short "do."

Derrick said...

Hello Weaver,

Looks like you have a beautiful day for your birthday, so hope you're enjoying it. The tagine sounds great. Do you have one of the special cooking pots? And a very sleek Tess too!

Gramma Ann said...

Oh thank goodness you explained about Tess. I began to think maybe you were serving Dog for your Dinner Party. Seriously, Tess looks great and the food looks 'PHAT' that is Pretty, Hot, And, Tasty.

Have a great week-end and enjoy your outing with the friend.

Ann

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Pondside said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I really enjoyed reading your menu and seeing what you'd prepared for last night's party. I, too, enjoy learing about what people from other places cook, serve etc.

Hildred and Charles said...

Happy Birthday Weaver, - hope you have a lovely day. I am off to take advantage of sunshine and blue sky and do a little clean-up in the garden. Enjoy your nice weather too!

Penny said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday. Tess looks very smart.

BT said...

Oh Happy Birthday Weaver, I guess it was a good one. I love that food, it looks delicious, what a pity about the desserts! Stilton cheese - my favourite.

Tess looks very smart.

Coastcard said...

Penblwydd Hapus! What wonderful foo, Weaver.

Totalfeckineejit said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear weaver
happy birthday to you

Hip hip! Hooray
hip hip! Hooray
Hip hip! Hooray

Many happy returns hope you had/have a great day!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes. Yes I did have a lovely day thanks to a very dear friend. You can read about it on Sunday's blog.