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Monday, 2 January 2012

Bad photos, good food

There is nothing I like better than making little bits and pieces of party food.  I am not a great party giver, something to do with living out in the country and the general state of tension it leaves me in!!!
However, this year for New Year's Day we had a little family party  and I spent the morning cutting up little squares of rye bread with pate, cheese or prawn toppings, making bruscetta, and filling bowls full of crisps.  Add to that a Lemon Tart (not home made) and some Christmas cake and we had an instant party.

The photos were taken from my new Flip video camera so the quality is not as good as my DSLR but it is very handy.  I also didn't get to the table before the hungry visitors, so the paltes are a little dimished, but I am sure you get the general idea.

Here is my plate, gherkins and chilli jams were served separately as some guests like their food very plain.   I forgot to mention the sausage rolls, my grandson loves them so I made some specially for him.

I hope you all enjoyed your parties and are ready for another year of cooking, baking and sharing your passion for food.

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At 2 January 2012 at 14:37 , Blogger Jacqueline Meldrum said...

You did better than us. I gave up before midnight. I was too shattered after Cooper's party and couldn't be bothered eating any more after dinner. How sad is that?

At 2 January 2012 at 14:46 , Anonymous Corina said...

This type of party food is great. I find giving parties quite stressful so I love just going to other people's and I would be very happy to be served this type of food.

At 2 January 2012 at 15:47 , Blogger Baking Addict said...

Happy New Year! I love party food and this looks like a delightful spread.

At 2 January 2012 at 18:37 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

I adore finger food and that looks fabulous Janice, and it has all my favourite bits and pieces too! A fabulous spread.....

At 2 January 2012 at 18:42 , Blogger Kate@whatkatebaked said...

Happy New Year!! What a lovely spread- hope you enjoyed the celebrations!

At 3 January 2012 at 02:57 , Blogger Zoe said...

Happy 2012!

Everything looks delicious to me. I would be happy eating these food...nevermind about the look, taste is the most important to me.

At 3 January 2012 at 16:30 , Blogger Chele said...

My Christmas food photo's are all on my iphone cause I forgot to take my camera so I can empathise with you, although the photos still look mighty good to me, as does the spread!

At 3 January 2012 at 21:31 , Blogger GG said...

I have to admit that if we're giving a party I buy the nibbles. If it's dinner, I always cook. But otherwise I find it too stressful and I spend the entire party in the kitchen!

At 4 January 2012 at 22:32 , Blogger Shu Han said...

that looks like a real spread! I like finger food too, it's good because everyone can pick up a little of this and a little of that to try!

At 5 January 2012 at 10:26 , Blogger Jayanthy Kumaran said...

hy Janice,
just found your space...lovely space you have..
very interesting recipes with nice presentation..
wishing you & your family a very happy new year..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

At 5 January 2012 at 21:26 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! The best food generally doesn't get photographed properly as it gets snapped up too quickly :-)

At 6 January 2012 at 14:22 , Anonymous Laura@howtocookgoodfood said...

Happy New Year to you! I love seeing photos of food and reading the story behind it and i bet your party food got demolished so I am not surprised there wasn't much left to photograph!

At 6 January 2012 at 14:22 , Anonymous Laura@howtocookgoodfood said...

Happy New Year to you! I love seeing photos of food and reading the story behind it and i bet your party food got demolished so I am not surprised there wasn't much left to photograph!

At 6 January 2012 at 18:06 , Blogger girls who like to gorge said...

This looks like a fabulous party!! xx


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