Ahh, that’s more like it! 👍 It felt like ‘pre-Covid days’, socialising with our neighbours over a meal!! 😍
With all the necessary COVID rules strictly adhered to, Paul and Karen invited (just) a few of us round to theirs tonight for a meal and to watch the soccer – we were there to see England play Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals.
Karen’s very (very) capable when she wears her chef’s hat, and tonight’s feast was no exception! Featuring TWO mains – chicken and lamb – as well as TWO potato accompaniments and mushrooms, it was all delicious! And with Paul on Bar duties, we were fed and watered with style!! 👍👍
We contributed to everyone’s waistline by creating a couple of England-inspired desserts…
Ann’s sweet treat was a puff-pastry base, smothered in white chocolate, topped off with whipped cream and decorated with strawberries, arranged to look like the England flag. We called it ‘St George’s Tart’.
I opted for making something
a bit far simpler – a humble Peach & Raspberry ‘Peach Melba’ Crumble – with the obligatory England flag too! 😁. I called it ‘delicious‘!
And clearly, our Desserts had inspired England’s performance! Not content with scoring within the first four minutes (3′ 34″), the team went on to score three more!!!
After a(nother) crappy year of COVID-related restrictions, this was just what we all needed! Me, being a football expert (not!), I’d say that we had just played our best game for ages!
…and dare I say it: “Footballs coming home”. 👍
Next stop? The semi-finals next week against Denmark. There’s now a real feeling, nationally, we might go all the way! ⚽ 👍
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