Sunday, 8 June 2014

GM Dinner

The dinner with Godmother went well. There was very little left, except that far too much Eton Mess had been made.

There's a large bowl of the remainder in the fridge.

The classic prawn cocktail was great: shredded lettuce; king prawns and pineapple chunks in seafood sauce; lemon wedge. Very simple, really. I like the addition of pineapple.

Number One nose-bags were attached for the evening's main event: The Duck.

Godmother did like the slowly-cooked duck legs in an orange sauce, accompanied by lovely little new Jersey Royal potatoes, cauliflower cheese, and fine English asparagus tips.

I was so preoccupied with other details that I omitted to take a photograph.

As ever, the Eton Mess was yummy and a treat; very rich, of course, with all that whipped double cream.

We washed it all down with some burgundy.

Although it wasn't strictly necessary, I had lit a cheery little fire for the evening.

I am particularly fond of slow-cooking, incidentally. Meat becomes so wonderfully tender and easily digested, too.

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