I can cook!

June 13, 2006

Filed under: Life — CJ @ 11:23 am

On sunday night had a few friends over for dinner & DVDs. I decided to cook for a change and make something decent rather than just ordering pizza or something equally as boring, so sunday afternoon off to the shops I went. My first stop was Leonard’s Lenard’s Poultry as they have all sorts of fancy chicken stuff, which is good, but they were shut, so I went to the butcher nearby instead. Then I went to the supermarket to pick up a few more ingredients, and then headed home to prepare.

DC060611001.JPGFirst/easiest to prepare was the chocolate dish (yes, that’s right – an entire dish of chocolate of various varieties). This consisted of dairy milk, caramello, and mint triple decker chocolate in the middle, then some caramel Tim Tams, then some Mint Slice biscuits around the outside – it looked (and smelled/tasted) really nice! This was for dessert.
DC060611004.jpgSecond to prepare was a salad. Ingredients were lettuce, carrot, a tiny tomato (we weren’t big fans, but needed colour), cucumber, cheese, and strawberries. Apparently it’s not normal to put strawberries in salads, but I thought it looked good and they tasted good too. Put all that in a bowl, mix it round a bit, and voila – salad!

For the main course I cooked chicken kievs and turkey kebabs and garlic bread. I was a bit concerned while the kievs were cooking coz they were leaking a bit, but in the end they turned out perfect.

End result – all the food was perfect, and tasted great too. I’ve got photos of the salad and chocolate (not that great quality, and forgot to photo the rest) which I’ll post here when I find them.

I didn’t hear of any reports of food poisoning from the people that were there, so I think the synopsis is that I can cook!


  1. Hi Chris,
    You’d better watch out. If the word gets out that you can cook, next thing you know you’ll be getting roped in to help with Christmas dinner. Now you have to learn how to make yo-yos. Hehehe.
    Fliss (aka Flick)

    Comment by Felicity — June 19, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

  2. Hehe, I already told your mum about this Fliss – I was so proud and needed someone to brag to about how good the food was 😛 Hmm…yo-yos…that means actually properly making as in from really basic ingredients…I think that’s a step above my expertise for the time being 😉 I’ll try them one day when I’ve got time again. I seem to recall having photos to prove that I can put icing in yo-yos though (with Nathan’s help :P)

    Comment by CJ — June 19, 2006 @ 6:14 pm

  3. Somehow I don’t thing that a whole dish of chocolates counts as a dish, desert, or something to have with coffee, yes, but not as a dish in itself.

    But yeah, I wouldn’t have minded having that after dinner! 😀

    Comment by Dominik Grabiec — July 17, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

  4. Hehe, it was good – had leftovers of it the next day too 😀 And I thought dessert did count as a dish in the context of a meal?

    Comment by CJ — July 18, 2006 @ 11:26 am

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