Last evening was lovely. Being with Sam on his birthday, his cuzzies joining us felt so relaxed and comfortable. Sophie and Alexandra grew up with Sam next door so they know each other very well. They were ballet girls so had a great time dressing Sam up and he usually went along with it.
I decided on a make -your -own- kind of dinner with homemade rolls, fish burgers, vege burgers, and then sliced tomato, peppers, avocado etc. I also made Libby Weaver’s cashew sauce. (I love it and it can go on pretty much anything, fish, burgers, vegetables). Then each person could make up their dinner to suit. I followed up with a carrot cake. It wasn’t all that exciting so might make something different next time.
Libby Weaver’s Cashew Sauce:
3/4 cup unsalted cashew nuts
1/2 clove garlic
1/2 cup water
juice half a lemon
2 tablespoons fresh coriander
salt to taste
Whiz cashews and garlic until well-ground, add water, lemon juice and process until smooth and creamy. Fold in coriander and a pinch of salt. yummy
In the past we would probably have gone out for dinner and spent a couple of hundred dollars. I had a lot of fun preparing for the party and it was so nice just to be at home.
The meal probably cost around 40 dollars plus a bottle of bubbly. We used the avocados and tomatoes from the Kerikeri market and the smell of freshly made bread is lovely too. We will be having the leftovers for dinner!
Have a great day, FG