Yesterday was our first night entertaining at our new home. It was a house-warming party of sorts, except the only people invited were my family...ha ha ha! Okay, not really...it was actually more of a fun night off from cooking for my mom, as since we've moved to Cork we've been totally taking advantage of her home-cooked meals and decided to turn the tables and repay her for all the yummy food she's made!
I'm no culinary goddess, as many of you already know...so I took on the challenge of preparing a two course meal (dinner and dessert, because who needs starters!) and I cooked everything from scratch. Here's what I came up with!
More cute Halloween decorations!
Witchy garland and candy corn candle: TK Maxx
Felt bats, pumpkins and ghosts: Lidl
Honeycomb pumpkin and cobweb: Hanley's Holiday Shop
Autumn flowers: Aldi
Candles in the living room
Preparing the main course...
Main course: Conchiglioni Ripieni (Stuffed Pasta)
Dessert: White Chocolate Mousse with Black Pepper and Mint
And the verdict?? Everyone absolutely loved it all! The house didn't burn down, nothing blew up, no-one got food poisoning (so far!) and the night was a great success :) I actually enjoyed cooking for everyone and it ended up being a lovely, cosy, Halloween-y evening! I think we'll make a tradition out of this and I can't wait for next week, when I get to do it all again!
So tell me, what do you think of my menu? What is your favourite thing to cook for your family?