Thursday, 16 June 2011

Preparations

What have we here?

Party decorations to suit the personality of a young lady who wears shoes like these.

Yesterday's cooking and baking.
 Mini corn and chive muffins.  I added a little seasoning as the first batch were a little bland.

Recipe found here http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17134/corn+cheese+and+chive+mini+muffins.

Chicken nuggets to be served with a homemade barbecue sauce.

Recipe found here http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/25556/baked+chicken+nuggets.
 Chicken balls to be served with a dipping sauce. 

Recipe found here http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/Chicken-Balls-with-Dipping-Sauce-L915.html.
All these goodies have been put in the freezer for Saturday night.  Much of the food preparation can't be done until Friday, baking the cake (decorating to be done on Saturday) and other yummy things like Smoked salman canapes, Pistachios and Brie on thin baguette slices and tomato bruschetta can't be made until late Saturday afternoon.  I'm going to cheat with the sausage rolls and spinach and fetta triangles and buy them.  Other bits and pieces will be done on Saturday morning.  Some of the decorations will hopefully go up today.

Off to do a BIG grocery shop followed by a thorough cleaning of the house.  Sounds like fun doesn't it?  :-/

Anne  xx

11 comments:

willywagtail said...

Mmmm. I think I might have to look uo those recipes. It all sounds scrumtious. Cherrie

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

The food for the party looks delicious! I want to come too!

freefalling said...

eh - housework and I try to keep a respectful distance. Wish I had an Alice from the Brady Bunch.
2 big birthdays very close together - actually come to think of it - my sister and I were the same - 3 years apart within 3 days of one another.
Are they friends yet?
Took us til our mid 20's til we were close as grown-ups.
You're exceptionally organized and those little chivey scones look very yum - they wouldn't last until Saturday around these parts!

bad penny said...

Another big birthday ! Have fun. Joe will be 18 right after Jess turns 21 in a few years !

Bayside Rose said...

We had an 18th last year - a very special milestone. Absolutely love those shoes.

Have a great time Anne, it all looks so yum.

Pam x

SarahB said...

Mmmmm, that party food looks and sounds yummy!!

I'm baking too as tomorrow is our eldest's 13th birthday - we will be parents of a TEENAGER!! Eeeeek!!

S x

Louise said...

A thorough clean does sound like fun to me, lol! I'd give you a hand if I could, hehe!

Hope everything runs smoothly and you have a fantastic time!

duchess_declutter said...

Anne - you've done well. I always find it amazing how something that starts off sounding simple (as in planning a get together or party) ends up bigger than Ben Hur. There is so much to do and so much $$ to spend! Have fun, it sounds like you are going well.

4 Lil' Girls said...

Have a brilliant party, happy birthday to your daughter............. my oldest turned 21 a few months back, where did all that time go!!!
LOVE her shoes
Karen x

Claire said...

Hey Anne, looks like it's going to be a good night Saturday.

You've been cooking up a storm, it all looks absolutely delicious.

Have a great time and I hope the post party cleanup isn't too big..........

I'm here in Hobart having a lovely holiday, but it's a wee bit on the chilly side, brrr.......

Claire :}

Victoria said...

Have a fantastic time - looks like you will. x