Wish me luck for Friday night ;)
I'm hosting our girls pre Paris evening.
It will be the first time in my whole life that I have done any entertaining on my own!!!
Done plenty with Pip.....team work is great isn't it?
It will also be the first time I have entertained since Pip died 14 months ago!
I'm cooking chicken with 40 cloves of garlic or actually in my case 60 gloves of garlic 'cos the original recipe serves 4 and I'm cooking for 6 and we all like garlic!!
There is not much chance of being bitten on the neck in my garden tomorrow night I can tell you! HOL
I'm also serving Salade de Nicoise.
Thankfully the girls are all mucking in and bringing something French themed along.
Un pâte belle française (sounds so much nicer in French!) LOL, crusty baguette, olives from a genuine French street market that was in Torquay this week (wish I could have made that but never mind I'll see the real thing soon), salade de pommes de terre, fromage française, artichike coeurs dans la vinaigrette, pain de rustique, salade de fruits and a mystery extra dessert ;)
Plenty of wine (goes without saying really) and perhaps a choice of a Kir or Kir Royale aperitif.
I might just be tempted to have an Accrington Stanley later on too!
What! You have never heard of an Accrington Stanley cocktail?!
I'm not surprised as it's a title Pip made up when we were on holiday in Austria one year and got drinking late into the night with a group of Swiss people, trading cocktails round by round.
It's Cointreau and bitter lemon served over ice.....simple but lush ;)
Picture him repeating the famous Cointreau ad (he was a great mimic) to a group of bemused Swiss ! HOL
We always imagined that all over Switzerland people now ask for an Accrington Stanley!!!
I hope the weather can hold and we can be outside but it's not looking fab at the minute although today was great. Never mind....I have been beavering away all week to make the house fit for entertaining inside....just in case!!!
Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.