Saturday, 14 November 2009

Today's the Big Day

Well, if all has gone well by the time this note appears we will have packed our little car to the gills and headed off to host a party for my father George and his partner Trevor. It's Dad's 75th birthday and he and Trevor have now been together for 30 years! Congratulations, guys!

I'll post some photos once the event has actually happened, supposing I have any time to take pictures which is perhaps a rash assumption, *gulp*.

Meanwhile, here's the menu. Many of these items are things I've made before, and some of them you can expect to see posted shortly. Once they are up, I'll add the links. You may note I gave up on the won-tons. They didn't bake well, and I decided I was also, as usual, biting off more than I could chew. So to speak.

Baked Scotch Quail Eggs
Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Smoked Trout
Cheddar Cheese with Quince Paste on Seedy Red Fife Crackers

Mulled Cider
Quaker Punch


Salad Bar
Chick Pea, Egg & Belgian Endive Salad

Roasted Pepper, Tomato & Artichoke Salad
in a Sundried Tomato Dressing

Garden Lettuce* & Assorted Crudités
Italian Salad Dressing
Buttermilk & Herb Dressing

Dill Pickles


Spinach Lasagne with Friulano & Ricotta Cheeses

Butternut Squash & Hazelnut Lasagne

Beef Stroganov
Buttered Noodles


Chai Pumpkin Pie
Whipped Cream

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Tea, Coffee

*Yes! From our garden! I'm amazed; last year at this time we were up to our knees in snow.


Joanne said...

What a great menu! I wish I could be there. I love how you made lasagne as the main easy to pre-make and then reheat. I can't wait to see the butternut squash lasagna recipe. Have fun! Hope all goes well.

Charlene Austin said...

Holy Smackers! Can you come to Calgary to cater Christmas for me? heehee. My family will be lucky to get something that resembles turkey, potatoes and gravy....your menu for the party is crazy good!! Have fun at the party!

Ferdzy said...

Thanks guys.

Actually, one thing I have come to realize... if you are serving lasagne, there is really no need to serve anything else much. That's what everyone will be eating! Next time I'll keep it simpler (ha, ha, yeah right.)