We started cooking around 2pm. As soon as Mick and Matt arrived in the kitchen we put them to work as well. Every dish minus one had clove upon clove of garlic in it so you can imagine the wonderful aroma permeating throughout the house. We made meatballs with raisins, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, shrimp in a chili sauce, brie and ham sandwiched in between two pieces of eggplant then battered and deep fried, potatoes with a garlic sauce and mushrooms stuffed with chorizo.
Mick was in charge of the fryer. Bec was madly stirring and chopping. Matt had a kind of assembly line going and figured out how to use the swift chopper.
With everyone helping we had all of our dishes finished by 6:30. With out sounding boastful I will say we created a tapas masterpiece. Everything was SOOOO GOOOD!!! There were lots of happy eating noises coming from the table. It was great fun too! It's always fun cooking with friends. I read once on a Norwegian sausage making website that the real fun happened in the kitchen while food was cooking, the wine was flowing and lies and stories were being told.
This will probably be my last post from Australia but I think I will keep up this blogging thing. I really enjoy writing about all my little adventures. Thanks to everyone here in OZ who has made this such a fantastic time for me!!!!