For Stef, who has been known to request food pr0n.
From Miss Eleven’s birthday party:
Ham and egg club sammies, and honey soy chicken wings
Pies, served with tomato sauce. Alas, these were not home-made; I ran short of time. They were okay, but not great, so next time I might try making my own. Or get some from a good quality bakery instead of relying on the supermarket freezers.
Heart-shaped fairy bread. You get extra credit if you cut the bread into special shapes.
That was the main part of the meal. We also had bowls of chippies (crisps), and a choice of lemonade, or orange juice, or lemonade-and-orange-juice.
Then for dessert I made:
Raspberry drops, meringues, chocolate coated strawberries, and fruit and lolly kebabs.
At the end of the afternoon, we cut the cake (the usual completely reliable yoghurt chocolate cake), which Miss Eleven decorated herself.
Each guest went home with a small bag of homemade fudge, and a large slice of cake.
Miss Eleven devised the menu herself, and went through it with me very carefully, to be sure that she wasn’t making unreasonable requests (she wasn’t, at all).
It was a remarkably easy party. The girls entertained themselves with a talent show, Mr Strange Land did some work (!) while I did some last minute food prep, and then we set the table together before calling everyone in. The girls were all beautifully behaved, passing food to each other, making sure that everyone was happy, and generally being polite and helpful. I was impressed.