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Where do I begin? I guess At the beginning! I live in beautiful Tasmania, Australia with my wonderful hubby, Matthew and our four angels (part time devils) Isaac, Reuben, Isabella, and Charlotte. Currently I'm a stay-at-home mum and I absolutely love that. Nothing else compares. I'm also studying the Master of Teaching part-time and I'm serving as the relief society president of our ward. I love being outside, especially in summer. I love big windows & lots of light. I love swimming, running and mowing the lawn! my favourite vegetable is carrots (or potatoes if mum's baked them) and I love fresh fruit salad. My most favourite thing to do is spend time with my precious family.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

masterchef...eat your heart out!

Reuben had an idea that a Masterchef party would be a fun thing to do...turns out he was right!
We have been waiting a looooooong time for this (the idea came after the first masterchef series) and Friday night the time finally arrived!
6 friends + 1 brother + self  = 8 eager (testosterone filled) boys!

isaac, blake, taka, connor,jozef, reuben, reuben, masa

Armed with bowl, spoon and apron the boys were paired up and out of a hat pulled a little piece of torn paper.  On the paper was written 'appetizer', 'entree', 'main', and of course, 'dessert'.  Once each couple had chosen their task they were given a green bag containing a recipe and ingredients and told they were free to express artistic license and to ask for extra ingredients if needed !!!  There were no time limits -within reason - just didn't want them to feel like they had to rush.

 Reuben & Reuben - Dessert

Masa & Blake - entree

Connor & Isaac - appetizer

Taka & Jozef - Main Course

They all set to work, and did so well together in their chosen pairs.  I was amazed to see how 'professional' they were.

About an hour and a half later Matt (Sayers) Preston showed up and we were ready to start the courses.

Beginning with a mexican inspired layered dip, corn chips & crackers.  This was delicious and was devoured in record time!

Entree was (my favourite) absolutely mouthwatering Chicken Satay Skewers.  I can say without doubt the best satay I've ever tasted! TRUE.

Main Course was Stuffed Jacket Potatoes and Salad...really tasty.  These boys took so much care with their method and presentation, I was really impressed.

Dessert was Individual Chocolate Self Sauce Puddings...need I say a thing?  sooooo good.

Clean up was a mammoth effort no one was exempt from.   After all, "Clean up is part of the process"

 Present opening followed by little bit of 'Spotlight' in the backyard and a little bit of 'X-Box' in the living room got rid of any residual 'boy energy' and the night was finished with a scrummy piece of Reuben's Birthday Mud Cake.

All the photos and video taken throughout the night will be made into a dvd this week for each of the boys to keep.

This was by far the best birthday party we have ever hosted...so much fun.  We'll definitely do it again.

P.S If anyone is interested in any of these recipes, especially the satay, just let me know and I'll post them