Ok, I think I have it now, here's my interview from da radio for anyone who was away on business or doing something really important so they couldn't hear it. I'd like to thank Ed for being easy to talk to and encouraging. It was fun!
The Cook Book Swap Shop was on last night at my place. Of course I had decided to use a room that, until yesterday, was a storage area for all those boxes I hadn't unpacked yet. So, even though I had only given myself three things to make, I spent the day going to charity shops to give things away and then cramming the rest into the cupboard under the stairs. I must remember to never open that cupboard again.
Due to our 70's theme I was making the prawn cocktails, that's easy, I made them every Christmas day for over 20 years. I asked the kids to help me and Son No.1 did a great job of them though I did notice he was chewing a lot and the glasses weren't very full! Son No.2 did a great job of peeling and halving hard boiled eggs and laying them on top of a plate of curried rice that I'd made. It was all very kitsch. I had my own culinary disaster when I attempted to make a pastry case in a dish that was too deep and it all collapsed! But I managed to squeeze 12 mini quiche bases out of the pastry scraps and they turned out great, thanks to emergency help from Laura.
It was a great night with lots of loud animated chat and eating. Everybody brought something to eat, and we had two deserts. I'm still full, again. And I even got a cookbook from Maz of Style Treaty. Lorraine from Italian Foodies brought lots of mini pizzas and a great bottle of Sicilian Wine.
So who's hosting the next one ladies?......