Yet again another party at my house is fast approaching (tomorrow) and I am seriously under prepared. This is only in comparison to my own initial OTT vision of having numerous hand prepared sweet and savoury foods and cocktails. I am quite lazy and only started preparing today ( I am working tomorrow day) but I assure you there will NEVER be an Iceland buffet on my watch.
I prepared a few things using leftover foods from the Christmas week such as Barney’s roly-poly mince pies recipe – Recipes – BBC Good Food and got in some cheeses and cured meats. Nobody cares if your spread does not look like some unachievable photograph and they always appreciate your homemade efforts. They come, they eat, they drink, they’re happy.
I also wanted to make my own crackers and fill them with mini drink bottles, bypassing the crap joke and plastic moustache. I studied numerous how to’s and even started saving toilet rolls but simply ran out of time. I did manage to buy some mini shot drinks a couple of weeks back however and also had the foresight to order some silver cracker boards and cracker snaps from Fred Aldous. (http://www.fredaldous.co.uk)
To decorate, I cut out some random pictures from old magazines
and quickly stuck them on with 3D foam pads. All done, now where’s the wine?