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Just a quickie from me today. We had a little shin dig here at the Beach House on Friday night. I had the girls over for drinks and I have to say it was so much fun. I primarily put that down to the lovely unpretentious company of my true friends, but also it was a little bit about the island bench in my kitchen.
I literally threw together a few platters and even though the photos don't show it, it was a kind of make your own baguette. It worked wonderfully. All the food was simple, but very fresh. As the guests arrived, I threw a butterflied leg of lamb on the BBQ and just plated up everything else as the girls chatted around the bench. I didn't miss a thing of this party and really enjoyed being part of my own party for the entire time.
The girls put together their own baguette. I got a phone call the next day saying, 'I have just been down to the village to get some smoked salmon and a baguette, because I was craving it after last night.
For the lamb I made up a yogurt, mint and garlic dressing and also had a bought Bearnaise sauce option. The greenery was snow peas sprouts.
After a light main meal, I cooked another batch of the French crepes I had made that morning for breakfast. Get the recipe here. Please trust me, these are so simple yet impressive. Everyone wanted the recipe and I was able to say, "It's on the blog girls."
Love these girls, we all have young kids and some a little older and we have been through the wringer together. We know most of each others secrets good and bad. I wouldn't have it any other way.