I’m still working through a backlog of posts – this one is from the end of October, before we went to Canberra – Jac’s niece Savannah’s birthday lunch.
I’d recently bought Jac a Sunbeam Avalanche ice shaver – she loves frozen ice treats. Since it was such a hot day we thought it would be fun to make slushies at the birthday lunch. We brought the frozen flavours – frozen Coke Zero cubes and frozen raspberries and strawberries. We stopped at a deli on the way to buy a big bag of ice.
The Coke Zero slushie was very refreshing. I had a couple of those.
Jac preferred the berry slushies, which I found much too tart.
We sat outside and nibbled on bread sticks, carrot sticks, crackers, dip, camembert cheese and Jac’s savoury eggs.
Savannah absolutely loves cold cooked prawns with seafood cocktail sauce. The biggest prawn, still with beady eyes attached, was reserved specially for her.
I’ve tried to like oysters over the years, but they remain unappealing to me. It’s probably a good thing for the others – more for them if I’m not eating. :)
Kelsie had made burger patties which Brad cooked on the barbecue as I looked on hungrily.
Meanwhile indoors the condiments for the burgers were assembled…
…as well as all the burger trimmings.
And of course, a bowl of fresh crisp iceberg lettuce.
The smell of the burgers on the barbie was amazing.
I’m a big fan of MYOB (Make Your Own Burgers). I can make my burger exactly how I like it. I had Swiss cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, mayo and tomato sauce in mine.
After the lunch dishes were cleared away, it was time for birthday cake – cookies and cream cheesecake garnished with strawberries dipped in white and milk chocolate.
The cheesecake as very sweet with a chewy chocolate biscuit base. The recipe is an Australian Women’s Weekly one.
Do you take the last prawn?
Personally, I’m quite happy to take the last prawn if everyone else feels the need to be polite and they’re all holding back. Well – I don’t just grab, if it’s a meal where I know my dining companions I’ll ask if anyone minds if I take the last prawn. If no one speaks up, I take it without guilt. If it’s at a cocktail function where I don’t necessarily know everyone else there, I’ll take it if I want it. What about you? When you’re at a party and the last serving/morsel is on the plate, do you take it or leave it?
In this case, I did leave the last prawn for the birthday girl. :)