Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy anniversary to you...♥

A couple of week ago my sister and her husband celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.  They went away for a week down to Byron Bay...Lucky things.  We looked after their kids for 3 nights so they could have some alone time...which they absolutly enjoyed.  They went out for dinner, beached it and even spent a day at the Blues festival there at Byron....very cool, wish I was with them LOL.  Anyway, Im so happy they enjoyed themselves.
The weekend after they got back My sister-in-law and I organised a beach picnic.  We had sushi, cheese, crackers, pear, brushetta, antipasto platter, fruit, wine, beer and cake.
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  Just the family, kids and all.  The weather was P.E.R.F.E.C.T.  The surf was gloriouse and all in all it was a fabulouse afternoon...Gosh it was nice.
One thing it made us relise is that we MUST do it more often.
Here I have included some pics of the afternoon, plus a pic of the chocolate cheesecake that I made for the feast...

Our little Picnic...
The remnants of our looked sooooo much nicer an hour or so earlier, trust me.....

The breathtaking afternoon view from Burleigh Mtn, You can see surfers Paradise in the horizon...

My next Blog post I will try to update the awesome dinner party, that may I add was a TOTAL sucess, from Friday night.
You all will be proud!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dinner Party countdown...

Im not sure if you remember or not but a few weeks back I was inspired to host a dinner party, so.....(drum roll....) This friday night, I am!  WhoopWhoop!
So excited.  There is so much involved to organise.  Im not talking about a get together or just having some over for dinner or a bbq. No,  Im talking, 3 course, a la carte, champagne menus...the lot.
My hubby is excited too.  Last night I was up menu planning, prepping shopping list, making sure I had enough candles....well, you can NEVER have too many candles. LOL.
Anyhoo, this is what I came up with...


Garlic Prawns
Tender, juicy prawns in a rich, creamy garlic sauce, served next to a bed of rice.

Macadamia Crusted Chicken Breast with Sage and Port Sauce
Served with seasonal vegetables.

Cherry yoghurt cheesecake with Berry Compote

Also, the little bird and cage you see at the top of this blog post will be setting the scene.  All the invites have this on them, and so will all the menus that will go on all the plate setting.
Im having it outside (providing the wind doesnt get worse) and there will be lots and lots (talking hundreds) of candles.
OOOOh, Im a little excited.  Im having 7 of my beautiful friends/family and I am sure (hoping) it will be an unforgettable night....I will post pics after the event.