Monarchist or republican, I don't think it mattered yesterday when the entire world celebrated the Royal Wedding! It was such a nice change from seeing death and devastation on our television sets!
So, to celebrate (and have an excuse for something a bit out of the ordinary!), we decided to have our own little Royal Wedding Dinner!
Firstly, I dressed the table. Not particularly regal but with a couple of special touches!
These included a couple of London double decker buses (direct from our trip there last year) and some kissing love birds who we've named Wills and Kate!
The entree was a plate of canapes......smoked salmon, cream cheese and fennel on one and cream cheese and sun dried tomatoes on the other!
On the menu for mains was Dear Husband's speciality....Oyster Soup Rockefeller.....accompanied by herb bread and an extremely fine bottle of grape drink plonk from Coles (the kids love this stuff and it was pink so all the better!)
Dessert was particularly successful.....Berry Chiffon topped with a fresh strawberry. As you can see, the effect was very nice!
Naturally, we were completely full at the end and retired into the media room to view the live telecast of how the real royals do it! My only complaint was that I could not find a crown in any shop anywhere for us to wear! They seemed to be all sold out. Go figure!
The whole evening was heaps of fun (despite my children being completely fussy in their eating!) but was followed up by the inevitable scourge...the washing up! If only we had a few maids to wait on our dishes at the end, too!
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