Sunday, July 29, 2007

$15 Dinners Round 2 Sat 30th June

Kerry Buying For Phil and Ryan.

Terahiki fillets
Chicken livers
Kiwi Fruit
Short grain rice

As before there was plenty of 'what the hell will I do with that?', 'why did you buy this?' etc, etc, but before long Phil was searching the interweb for recipes and inspiration and came up with this impressive Menu.

Kiwifruit Vodka Collins
Winter Vegetable Chowder
Warm Chicken Liver Salad
Seafood Paella
Fresh Fruit Salad

photos of the food plus Phils face as he was trying to prepare the chicken livers!

A Pint of Kiwifruit Vodak Collins for my mate, and some delicous Vegetable Chowder.

'Chicken Liver Face' and the finished article mmMMmmmmm!

Seafood Paella & Fresh Fruit Salad with a piece of Whittakers Mocha dark Chocolate to garnish!

Next up will be Phil and Ryan buying for Paul and Sebastian.........

Winter 2007 $15 dinner series

Round 1. Saturday 2 June

Paul and Sebastian buying for Kirsty.
The bag included:-
Beef Sandwich Steak
Smoked Ruby Fish
Green Peppers
A Bag of Noodles
B0k Choi
a Persimmon
and a Coconut

He was being quite kind on her as it was their Wedding Anniversary.......

Once the Victim has been given their bag of goodies there are usually a lot of menu suggestions from the audience who now in turn have become victims as they will have to eat whatever is prepared for them.
After a bit of internet research and general discussion our Menu was presented to us:

Chilled Coconut Milk, Vodka and Lime Shots
Sticky Sesame Beef and Tempura Vegetables with assorted Dips
Thai Fishcakes with Salad and Dips (Love those dips!)
Beef Noodle Soup
Persimon and Coconut Pudding Flambe

There you go...5 Courses for 4 people for $15.

There are only a couple of photos from that night as we weren't prepared fully, it being the first event in over a year.
Here we have the Sticky Beef and Battered Veggies followed by the Coconut and Persimon Pudding covered in Brandy and ignited!

Next up, Kerry buying For Phil and Ryan - Watch this space...

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hello World

I cant believe its been that long since I posted something, come back after a year and its all changed - blogspot now run by Google!
Google are taking over the world, confirmation right here folks.
Looking at the history of the blog it would appear that its very much a winter sport, it rains a lot here in NZ in the winter so we just don't do going outside very much.
Another winter sport that we have resurrected after an absence of a year is the $15 Dinner series normally coincides with the Rugby season, although this year it also coincides with the Americas Cup, as I write this we have just lost the 5th race to Alinghi cos a sail blew out on the Black Boat and they cocked up getting the new one up. Most of New Zealand are tired from staying up all night or waking up in the night to watch the racing live (its starts at 1am here!) I prefer to set the TV in the bedroom to wake me up at 7am and have it on while I get ready for work - they show the highlights from 7-8am on the morning after a race.

$15 Dinners -
We draw names out of the hat - Paul, Kirsty, Phil and Myself.
you have to spend $15 or as close to as possible on a carrier bag (or 2) of random grocery articles for your victim (whose name you drew out of the hat) and they then have to produce a meal with at least 3 courses for the four of us. We normally have one alcohol course (I prefer to get that one out early on in the proceedings so people don't care (or know) what they are eating later on!
This year the boys have teamed up with their Dads to buy and cook so tonight I am buying for Phil and Ryan. Paul, Kirsty and Sebastian will be turning up later armed with sleeping bags, duvets, toothbrushes and beer.
We have a full evening planned - drinking, cooking, 1st Bledisloe Cup Game (Wallabies/All Blacks in Australia), drinking, eating, drinking, Americas Cup race 6, drinking and bed.

I will take photos and upload them tomorrow when we surface of the evenings events and food.

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