Please Help My Lovely, Lovely Mum
To Throw Herself A Party
Last Friday my wonderful mum, Christine, retired from her job. She worked really hard all her life to give my sister, Beccy, and me everything she could. For a while she was a struggling single parent but she always put us first. I can't thank her enough for everything she has done for me. It is more than a daughter should expect. We weren't spoilt children and I am glad that was the case, but we never went without. And even when times were tough and material treats were more difficult to come by, we all pulled together as a family and made it work. We were never short on love. Thank you mum!
In a couple of weeks my mum is hosting her own retirement party and this is where you, my dear readers, come in. I'd like you to help her with some ideas for a buffet. She is not an adventurous cook like me, but she'd like to create an impressive spread of food to share with her ex-colleagues whilst remaining on a sensible budget and without overcomplicating things or making things to difficult for herself. Simple but impressive ideas are the order of the day.
Food bloggers are an industrious bunch. If you have a recipes or ideas from your own websites that you think might help my mum on this occasion, I think she would love it if you could share some ideas with her in the comments section of this post. Here is a list of what products are seasonal in the UK right now although you needn't restrict yourself to this list because at Sainsbury's you can buy just about anything. Thank you in advance for your suggestions, everybody!
PS. Want to leave a link to a recipe in the comments and don't know how to do it?
Just cut and paste this piece code into the comments and replace the url and recipe name.
<a href = "http://your-post-url.com/">RECIPE NAME</a>
PPS - One of mum's retirement plans is to start a blog! Unfortunately for us I don't think it is going to be food-related.
PPPS - Don't forget to join in tomorrow's sparkling Wine Blogging Wednesday!