I spent the whole day in the kitchen today. Making food, and then more food, and then prepping some more. Because this weekend is a Brit Bee Weekend. We are gathering just south of the Peak District to spend the weekend sewing, talking and eating. Unfortunately there will be some notable and much missed absentees. It won't be the same without them. Life throws some curve balls at people that are totally not deserved at times. Just saying.
But today was about me aiding and abetting the eating part of the weekend.
I've made a meat and a vegetarian filling for fresh Vietnamese spring rolls.
Sausage rolls, and little mini twice baked potatoes in three versions - the works, vegetarian and non-onion versions. The potatoes will be finished in the oven once we are there.
Needless to say there is a big tray of flapjacks too.
Additionally, I have a bowl full of teriyaki chicken marinating which will be grilled tomorrow before departure. And lots of fresh veggies to grill and then throw in a simple marinade too. Maybe a cake if time allows.
I've not packed, nor considered which sewing projects to bring. But we won't starve so as per usual my priorities are with my stomach. Why can't I lose weight? Why?!
Enjoy your weekend and sorry that you'll be missing some of your bee mates. I'm starving and drooling here over those spring rolls.ReplyDelete
Have fun and remember what happens at the retreat stays at the retreat and that means calories too as it will automatically fall off as soon as you leave the door to go back home!!!ReplyDelete
Yum!! Have a lovely time, I hope you get to catch up with the absentees by video link (or whatever it is you do!) xxReplyDelete
Getting rather excited now!ReplyDelete
Oooh, that's looking fab, I am just getting to planning now, better late than never, eek!ReplyDelete
Looks like a good feast. Hope you have a great time. Always great to be able to get together in real life!ReplyDelete
Mmmm! Just hand me a fork and that spring roll mix now! Everything looks so good. You are fab. See you tomorrow!,ReplyDelete
That food looks great! Enjoy yourselves!ReplyDelete
Looks amazing. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
It all looks so good . People will be well feds for sure. Who is bringing the wine?ReplyDelete
Have fun, I shall be up in Derbyshire this weekend too, meeting my Mum for a few hours before she goes off to join her old school friends for a reunion. Wave as you go past Leicester on your way up!ReplyDelete
Ach I can't read these posts without crying! Will miss you guys so much, especially when I see all that amazing food!! Have a blast my lovely! JxoReplyDelete
I do hope nothing is terribly awful with your missing bees. And I also hope you have a ball!! You deserve a nice wee treat of a weekend. XReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend with stitching friends. I am getting hungry just looking at your goodies.ReplyDelete
Yum! I know you are going to have the best time!ReplyDelete
Oh wow! You will have so much fun even if you don't sew.ReplyDelete
Have a great time, you'll certainly have great eating :)ReplyDelete
Have a great time! Food looks delish!ReplyDelete
aww yummy food as ever Susan! Have a lovely weekend and sorry that some of your bee mates won't manage xxReplyDelete
Have a great weekend. The food looks fabulous. XxReplyDelete
I'm buying a flight over immediately just for those flap jacks.ReplyDelete
Oof, seeing all the food that people are preparing, wish I was going!ReplyDelete
yummy, can i eat all the veggie spring rolls myself or have others converted?!ReplyDelete
Wow, my mouth is watering. It all looks and sounds fabulous.ReplyDelete
Have a fab weekend and I'll call you on Thursday to catch up.ReplyDelete
Too bad I'm in the wrong country. The food looks wonderful. We have a sewing weekend coming up too and there has been lots of talk about the food.ReplyDelete
Have a fab time ladies. I can't believe all you lovely ladies will be in Derbyshire this weekend and I won't get to see you. Maybe next time?!ReplyDelete
You make the best grub!ReplyDelete
That all looks fabulous! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Who can sew on an empty stomach??? Have a great time :)ReplyDelete
How could you possibly sew without food .. looks marvelous. Hope it's a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
I want to go on retreat with you not just for your company but your delicious cooking. It all sounds delish!ReplyDelete