Monday, April 22, 2013
Dinner with friends
One of the most wonderful things about living in the French countryside is sharing a meal with your friends. Often I go to their homes and often they come to mine.
Tonight was my turn and I made it an Indian Curry night.
I filled old canning jars with the bits and pieces that add to the deliciousness and put them on a Lazy Susan for easy access. There was mango chutney, Victorian chutney, Sweet Lime Pickle, raisins, toasted coconut and toasted almonds. I labeled the jars so my friends would know what they were getting.
My guests were a mixture of French and English people and all seemed to enjoy it very much. After the curry and a few bottles of wine, all seemed very content.
I also made a cooling yogurt and cucumber Raita as I did put some punch into the curry.
Okay, I will be honest here. I forgot to serve the Raita and didn't realize it until dessert time. Isn't that aggravating? Oh well, I don't think it was missed and now I can have Raita with every meal for the next week.
In her day my mother frequently forgot to serve the jello mold, do you remember those? Now I know how she felt. Next time I will put a sign on the frigo saying "OPEN ME".
What meal is complete without a yummy dessert. I made this orange cake and decorated it with candied orange peel. It is taken from a recipe for Moroccan cake called Meskouta. I had never made it before so was delighted it was so delicious.
Have a wonderful week.