I am pleased to announced that our fundraising evening in aid of Best Beginnings went really well and we raised a total of £280. It was great fun and everyone said that they loved the food. Myself and Anne split the cooking so we even managed to sit down and eat with our guest's at one stage. Any worries I/we may have had before the evening melted away as it was all very relaxed and I think much more fun for having done it with someone else. It was so nice to hear people chatting and laughing as we cooked. Obviously not everyone knew each other, so to have all that chatter going on was calming for the nerves. Things got forgotten of course, like Anne's wonderful Parsnip and Sage bread which was to go with the main (I am taking one for the team and happily munching through it). The chocolate dipped candied peel which I spotted on the side as people were starting to leave, "No no no" I cry, "it is but a wafer" and so they duly munch. With smiles all round we were very pleased with how it went, so watch this space for up and coming events in the New Year.
Table by candle light
Cook in action
Olive oil crackers with peppercorn salt
Poppy seed and Parmesan bites
Chocolate buttons with space dust
Some guests enjoying themselves and still more came to enjoy the evening