...and my very quiet husband was heard encouraging everyone to "roll up, roll up" to get their hot spuds!
For dessert we had Apple Crumble and Easy Cherry Crumble, both made by Laura (so easy a child could do it!) My sister made a delicous birthday cake for Mum with macadamias and cream and vanilla glaze and flaked almonds on top and shall I go on...?
The Easy Cherry Crumble is the quickest dessert ever.
- Pour a tin of stoned cherries and juice into a pie dish
- Sprinkle over the top a pack of vanilla buttercake mix (dry)
- Pour over 100g of melted butter
- Sprinkle 100g chopped pecans on top
- Bake moderate oven 20mins.
As a table decoration I bought some corn and a pumpkin and used them and some other fruit and veges with some candles, on a little red and white checked cloth. This photo was taken after they left, so it's a bit dishevelled by now:
After lunch we played some old-fashioned quizzes that related to farm animals and crops (from a booklet from my Tupperware dealing days!) Everyone joined in and got smarties for the right answers. Then we gave Mum her presents and soon after that people headed home.
So all in all a very good family party. After everyone left (and I made a start on the washing up) I tried taking a few more photos of the beautiful corn, mushroom and pumpkin. This one turned out best. God is incredible to design such variety in plants!