Hey hey! Happy Hump Day! It’s so close to Christmas I can almost taste it… just 3 days of work to go!!
As you will have seen I have been to many parties lately, with Christmas coming and Ben’s 30th last weekend it’s been a party riot. So what have I been eating? Well, I’ve not been consistent with taking photos – sometimes the food is so good it makes me forget to be a good blogger 🙂 But here’s a ‘taste’ for What I ate WednesdayStarting at the top left, and working clockwise:
Goats cheese salad: On Monday I had lunch with the Synrgy girls. We do an early exercise class a few times a week before work, so we had a Christmas come leaving lunch. The goats cheese ‘burger’ was supposed to be served in a brioche bap, but I asked for it as a salad: lettuce, grilled red pepper (well, warm red pepper), tomato and red onion, oh, and Hannah’s gherkin 🙂
Chinese hot pot: One of our work Christmas meals was a Chinese hot pot, you can see the pot in the photo on the right. We took our ingredients from a couple of refridgerators, and cooked it in a pot or either spicy or plain (flavoured) stock shared between 3 or 4 people. It was a new experience, but I’m not sure I’m keen to repeat the experience. In the picture you’ll see a tofu-fish stick and a piece of fresh tofu with greens, cooked in a spicy water.
Melon: At Ben’s birthday I started with melon with a winterberry sauce. I went on to have turkey with veg and a taste of Christmas pudding.
Salmon salad: For our friend’s surprise birthday lunch I ordered the warm salmon salad with roasted red peper (this one WAS cooked), mushrooms and grilled broccoli. There was lots of cheese, I didn’t eat all of that.
Hake tapas and side salad: I didn’t want too much for another work lunch as I knew I was going out (for the Chinese hot pot) in the evening, so I ordered the Oven-baked Cornish hake with herb crust and a butterbean and red pepper stew and I had the side salad to increase my veggies – yum!!
I didn’t order this, but it was too pretty not to take a photo:
How many parties have you been to? How many do you have left to come?
Have you ever tried Chinese Hot Pot?