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I want to be Nigella

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winterwarmmummer Thu 30-Dec-04 12:02:35

I need a starter for 12 which I can take with me to friends for NYE dinner. I think it will probably have to be cold as I can't bank on being able to use her oven when I arrive, as I know she is cooking venison as our main course. Pudding is pavlova or something, provided by one of the others. Any marvellous suggestions?

PS want to appear to be Nigella, but without too much effort!!!!

winterwarmmummer Thu 30-Dec-04 12:16:08

I know I'm incompetant, but please help.

LipstickMum Thu 30-Dec-04 12:19:21

I want to be Nigella too, mainly for her lovely house and spectacular boobs

As for the food, what about some gazpacho? Easy to make in a blender and served chilled or room temp with little croutons. It wouldn't be too filling either.

AMerryScot Thu 30-Dec-04 12:20:59

Smoked salmon? Can't think of anything easier.

Prawn cocktail - marginally more effort.

winterwarmmummer Thu 30-Dec-04 12:21:06

I love gazpach!, but funnily enough we had that last time we went to these friends for supper.

anorak Thu 30-Dec-04 12:23:42

How about antipasto?

Arrange a selection of the following attractively on a huge platter:

various cooked sliced meats
smoked salmon
boiled eggs
sliced cheese
cherry toms
artichoke hearts
spring onions
marinaded mushrooms
sliced peppers, cucumber, carrots

etc, etc.

Drizzle it all in olive oil. Serve with a selection of interesting breads. People love this and it looks so impressive.

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