Saturday, June 25, 2011

a day in the life of June

There's a time in one's life when it's time to spend an evening with girlfriends. And I probably don't do it often enough. It's been six weeks since my last evening outing. And there might be those who say that's plenty, but others who might think it's not nearly enough!

My outing? Food Club. If you've been here before you may have heard about it just once or twice (or more). But I love it! Eight girls set a food theme, and one of us hosts the night. We all bring a dish (pre-organised, of course), and then we eat, and eat, and eat.

It's not a hard life. It's lots of fun. And it's usually delicious! This month's theme was 70s/Fondue night. So, I raided my husband's wardrobe and found some wonderful original 70s gear, popped on my flares and platform boots. My hairdresser even put my hair in pigtails (what else did they do with short hair in the 70s?).

Hubby feeds the kids on nights such as these, and sorts them out for the evening while I prepare my food club dish. My job was to make cheese fondue with its accompaniments. (Yes, the original gruyere swiss cheese version).

What a night. As well as the cheese fondue, there was french onion soup (surprisingly good!), beef (and vegetarian) straganoff with rice, potato salad, chicken shaslicks, orange rice, buttermilk sorbet, chocolate fondue and lemon meringue pie. As you might imagine, it was a night of much scoffing.

And yes. You can have too much fondue. I found that out last night. And there's leftovers.

Do you get out without kids much? What do you do on your nights out?

Thanks for stopping by!