Thursday, 3 October 2013

Domestic bliss, a dinner party and home made croissants

I think I'm getting old. A few years ago, if you'd have told me I'd spend a Saturday evening having my friends round for dinner I would have yawned. Saturday nights were all about getting dressed up and going out - if I was in before 2am, I'd be disappointed! These days though I just feel very settled, and on Saturday instead of spending the afternoon getting my outfit ready, I spent it slicing cucumbers and grating cheese!



Annoyingly, I didn't take many photographs of my creations, but I did manage to capture my ready and waiting table with starters - nachos and cheese with dips, alongside a baked Camembert with cucumber and cheese straws. 





My theme was Mexican, mostly because my Mum bought me this absolutely beautiful Mexican dip tray as a housewarming present. It's ceramic and shiny and I just absolutely couldn't wait to use it!



We laughed, ate, drunk wine and played Articulate. As I've grown up I've realised it doesn't matter where you go - it matters who you're with - and when I'm with my good friends, I don't always need a fancy bar or a posh restaurant to have a good time (which isn't to say they're not nice sometimes!)

You might have thought that might be enough cooking for me, but oh no. The next morning I woke up, delightfully hangover free, and decided to cook some croissants. When I say cook...I mean roll the dough out of a tin onto my baking tray.

For accompaniments I wrapped two around milk chocolate, and served the traditional jam and butter...alongside the not quite so traditional streaky bacon. I know...but seriously, if you've never tried bacon with croissants, just trust me. It's a revelation. 




My boyfriend and I happily ate away as we watched the finale of Season 2 of Game Of Thrones. It's so good! I can't wait to watch Season 3 - he needs to hurry up and read on!

So there we have it - how to enjoy a weekend of domestic bliss (or - how I'm getting old!) 
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  1. Aaaaah, that baked camembert looks amazing - how indulgent! Hope you had a great time :o). Xx

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  2. Looks like it was good fun!

    I know what you mean, we're having friends stay next weekend, and I'm more looking forward to the evening that I'm cooking, and staying in!

    Hmm maybe...

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  3. Mmmm Mexican food always goes down well!

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  4. Looks beautiful!! Love a good dinner party ;)

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  5. What a lovely evening (and morning!) :) xx

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  6. It all looks delicious! Especially the cheese - my favourite. Can I come round for dinner? Haha :)

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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  7. I'm the same as you! Dinner parties over drunken nights out any day of the week! Also, Articulate is my favourite game, especially for nights like this! So much fun =D xx

    Sarah | Squares - Bookworm and Beauty Enthusiast

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  8. Hey, I've tagged you for an award over on my blog if you want to take a look?

    abi x

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