Dinner Party 5: Eight Amigos for a Mexican Fiesta

The Scene: ‘Eight Amigos for a Mexican Fiesta’ pretty much sets the scene for this one. 1x small house, 8 rowdy friends, Mexican food, and more booze than is usually (ever) a good idea. Also, I have a giant inflatable chilli ‘borrowed’ from a Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert, so I’m winning at themed decor. The Starters: Some people…

Dinner Party 4: Simple Asian Dinner for Two

The Scene: Making a normal dinner seem like a proper dinner for two. Win! This is perfect for when you don’t have time to actually prepare a 3 course dinner at all, but you still want a nicer-than-average spread for a weekday dinner. So I guess it’s not really a dinner party, but I’m going to…

Dinner Party 3: A Zesty Gossip

The Scene: Every 6 months or so, my friend and I have dinner, a little gossip and exchange outrageous stories. We mostly lead quite separate day-to-day lives, so it’s always a good wine-filled catch up. Sometimes it’s out, sometimes at his place and sometimes at mine, the focus isn’t on being fancy, but nice food,…

Dinner Party 2: Preggars Pleads for Steak

The Scene: My pregnant friend is in town and comes round for a catch-up dinner with a desperate plea for steak. She pretends to be a vegetarian in her current hometown, you see. Then I indulge her meaty whims with no judgement and second helpings, where desired. But she’s pregnant this time, so that means no soft…