Wednesday, 04 February 2009

A Chinese Evening

Alex had been talking about getting a dinner club going for a while and on Christmas Day we finally did the necessary and set a date. We decided on 31 January 2009. We drew to see whose house it would take place at, we all gave country names and then drew to see which country we would do and then we drew to see what meal we would each have to make.

Those who attended were:
Lesley, Alec and Nicholas
Dereck, Michelle, Grant & Lauren
Fred, Rhona, Ricky & Damien
Darryl and Bev
Mally and Val

Some dressed up while others wore clothing "made in China"!!

Lesley brought home a chinese lady wig which we all took turns in trying on - what a laugh!!

We had to make a fish dish and a chicken dish. I made a seafood chow mein (without the noodles as someone was tasked to do that) and sweet and sour chicken. We also had spring rolls, batter dipped prawns, coated chicken pieces, onetons in soup, beef kebabs, sweet and sour pork accompanied with chinese rice and noodles. For pudding we had delicious home made fruit salad laced with alcohol and ice-cream and of course a Chinese evening wouldn't be complete without the fortune cookies.
We all had a wonderful evening and agreed that if we had gone out for Chinese dinner, we would never have had the amount of food that we did have - and probably not as tasty!!
We then drew for the next evening which is going to be Argentina and this will happen at Fred & Rhona's place in Hillcrest on 28 February 2009 (Rhona is Alec's sister).
Aaaah soooo signing off ....


The Mad Aunt said...

love the pics - I see a Chinese page coming on - would love to see the layout - the whip is out get scrapping! With all my welsh love!!!!!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow, that grub looks really good...What a good idea! You should do an album with a double page a month with photos of your evenings. Lovely ;-)

Helen Tilbury said...

Ooh, I forgot to say I love your white background. I have left mine white since my blogger disaster as everyone commented that it was much easier to read! ;-)

Anonymous said...

What a delightful idea Michelle! It looks like such fun and a good way to make you get into the kitchen and get creative. Looing forward to seeing some scrapped pages of your evenings.
Love Carol (the other TP)

Andrea said...

What a stunning idea, I may have to steal it as another way to meet and mix with people here :-) That food also looks yummy....better then any restaurant that is for sure!


Sophia said...

OH what fun...

Desire Fourie said...

What a fantastic idea this dinner club is. But you looking like chinese lady ... hard to imagine. The spread of food really looks yummylicious. Hugs from Desire