We were planning on going to the Italian restaurant up the road tonight with our friends Dan, Julie, Jamie, Seema, Nadine and Jacob, when Jamie and Seema could not find a baby sitter for little Jaya. So I braced myself for what was coming and cancelled the restaurant to have dinner at home instead.
Why brace myself? because I do not have a dinning room, or a dinning table, or 8 chairs. I've got a sofa that can seat 3, a papasan chair that seats 1 and a cushions throw that seats 2, hmmm... that's gonna be interesting.
I decided to prepare some amuse-bouche for starters, as it does not require a plate on knees. Here is my menu:
Blinis of Guacamole and fresh water Prawns
Mushroom Risotto with Trout filets cooked in Papillote
Tray of cheese with fresh baguette (of course!)
Fresh Fruit salad
I've bought enough fish to feed 12, and Nadine is on a strict diet before her wedding, so she told me not to cook for her. That's gonna make huge portions. I'll let you know how the dinner went tomorrow. For now, I'd better start cleaning up and tidying up and finding 8 matching wine glasses and two more large cushions, and get my arse into that kitchen.