Two weekends ago, Ross and I hosted Gary and Jess for our regular family Scoff Club.
We decided to do things a little differently. Usually, what happens is that we keep what we’re cooking a surprise until the guests arrive and find out what they’re being served.
Instead, we created an entire restaurant chain called Andross Burgers specializing in gourmet burgers. Ross created a website from scratch, complete with pictures, a menu and even an order form. Our guests had to order in advance via the website, for a bit of extra fun.
The burgers were delicious. Ross and Gary had ‘The South African’ which was a lean lamb burger topped with chunky apricot chutney, grilled feta cheese, sauteed onions and cucumber ribbons.
Jess had ‘The Hawaiian’ which was a chicken fillet burger with tomato relish, served with slivers of grilled pineapple and onion, crispy bacon, topped with melted cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and cucumber ribbons.
I had ‘The Paraguayan’ which was a chicken fillet burger with tomato relish on a bed of greens, smothered in a peanut cashew sauce, topped with fresh banana and cucumber ribbons.
All the burgers were served with sweet potato wedges. It was all so delicious, if I do say so myself.
For dessert, I made a ‘Blokey Snickers Cheesecake Loaf’ – I got the recipe from the Marian Keyes recipe book. I could only have a tiny slice (a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips), but from what I tasted, it was pretty yummy too.
I have no clue what we’ll make when it’s our turn to host again – we’re running out of ideas FAST!