Come dine with me featuring Jazzabelle's Diary...Thursday, June 02, 2011
Ok so for those of you living in the UK Im sure you have heard of a show on TV called Come dine with me. Where 4/5 people invite strangers over to their house for a dinner party and they get judged by each other..
Well I decided to have a virtual come dine with me feature, each month Ill pick a different blogger and get them to share which other bloggers they would invite and what their night would have in store!
I thought it would be a fun way to get to know some lovely ladies better :)
What other bloggers would you invite to your come dine with me party?
Oh, now that's a difficult question! I adore so many bloggers and I'm now friends with many, so choosing only four people to invite to my dinner party is very tricky indeed! My list will probably change tomorrow, but right now I'd quite like to invite Lucy from Snippets of Shiny Thoughts, Carrie from WishWishWish, Winnie from Diamond Canopy and Kristabel from I Want You to Know. They are all bloggers I have met on numerous occasions and we all get on rather well, so it would be a great excuse for us to catch up with one another!
Would you have a theme or a dress code?
I can't think of a specific theme or dress code I would have for my party, but I would definitely ask people to dress up and look quite formal and fancy.
What would you be wearing?
I'd most likely wear my The Kooples shorts, a little belt, Bertie heeled boots and a pretty charity shop shirt - a staple outfit of mine!
What drinks would you have on offer?
I'd try and provide a mix of drinks which I think all my guests would like, including mango juice, orange juice, white wine, rosé wine and maybe even a few sneaky homemade cocktails! Also, at the end of the night I would serve hot chocolate, with plenty of whipped cream, marshmallows, cinnamon and grated chocolate.
What would you cook for the night?
For the starter I'd serve creamy sweet potato soup with homemade croutons, which I'd most likely make earlier on in the day so I could just reheat it when my guests arrive, allowing me to spend more time with them at the start of the party. For the main I'd either cook my signature individual cottage pies with a side of vegetables, or a breast of chicken on a bed of creamy leeks with roast potatoes and sweet potatoes. Another main meal I would possibly cook is another favourite dish of mine - pork chops with roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips, carrots and caramelized onions. For dessert, I'd either make a lemon cheesecake, rhubarb crumble with custard, or I'd attempt to make a hot chocolate souffleì. Though perhaps I could even try to make a trio of desserts with all three! I'd also provide little canapés for my guests thoughout the night.
Would there be entertainment or music? if so what?
Thoughout the evening I'd have music by Blondie, Queen and Spandau Ballet (and basically anything else that is regularly played on Magic fm!) on in the background, or any music my guests would like to bring with them. After dessert, I'd most likely get everyone to play the Nintendo Wii, Singstar, or in true blogger style we'd all go downstairs and take some outfit pictures for our blogs!
How do you think your guests would mark your efforts at the end of the night?
I'd hope that my guests would mark me highly, as I like to think I make quite a good host, plus whenever I do something I always try to put my heart into it!