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 Post subject: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
 Post Posted: 04 Dec 2017 12:38 
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We had friends to dinner on Saturday, it's fair to say that the majority of them are foodies (and good cooks too) but two of us had a bout of nostalgia for the foods of yesteryear so, as a mild Mickey-take, we planned this menu.

Starters: prepared at the table, the Pot Noodle of your choice.

Main Course: fish fingers, chips and peas with Heinz tomato sauce.

Dessert: Vienetta or Arctic Roll.

Cheese Course: Dairylea triangles and Primula in tubes with cream crackers.

After dinner chocolate: Mint Aero and Jacob's Orange Club biscuits.

Photographs MUST be taken and posted on various social media.

I have no doubt that this idea will be forgotten by some of our guests due to being flown with wine, rum and whisky but, as I was flying on tonic water and tea, I plan on hosting this extravaganza some time next Spring. I tell them what we're having but I am looking forward to seeing their faces when I troll out of the kitchen with two kettles and a selection of PNs! DD

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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
 Post Posted: 04 Dec 2017 16:21 
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Oh I love it but might your main course be a bit too susceptible to 'gourmetisation'? I could just imagine the 'deconstructed' version appearing on Masterchef. May I suggest that old student (in my day) standby of Vesta Curry?

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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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Ooooh, good shout there, Sticky! I had forgotten how glorious they were, especially the prawn one. :D Do you wanna come?

I forgot to say that refreshments will include Blue Nun, Black Tower and le Piat D'or (rouge). DD


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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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I love it... :lol: now SW Vesta curry the first one I ever had..all dried in a box..but not to bad a flavour.. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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Do you wanna come?

I forgot to say that refreshments will include Blue Nun, Black Tower and le Piat D'or (rouge). DD
Do I wanna come? Yes please :D Just for variation I'll bring a bottle of the '60's compulsory Matteus Rose (yuk) and we can all fight over who gets to make it into a lampshade. Dandylion and Burdock for the drivers?

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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
 Post Posted: 06 Dec 2017 20:20 
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I'll bring the Whitbread Party 7, we can always arrange the next meet at the Berni Inn, I do love the Double Diamond there oh and their floaty coffees with a nice Castella cigar! Must bring home a handful of those paper napkins for glasses that fit round yer glass base, sooo classy.

Crikey, it'll be pineapple and cheese nibbles followed by chicken n chips in the basket next!

Hahahahaha.....

I expect I can say......Merry Christmas now?


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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
 Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 08:24 
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Airwave! Come in, how bona to vada your jolly old eek! (That is yer actual Polari for 'How lovely to see your face,' learned from Round the Horn.) I had forgotten about those entertaining must-haves so if you can rustle them up that would be a treat for us all! DD

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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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I was wondering if some of the items were more 70's than 60's? I had my first steak in a Berni Inn at the age of 16 after leaving home, none of your mucked around foreign food and cooked properly, well done rather than pink. Starters were a fascination to a young man brought up on meat and two veg, mum was still dishing up fried spam, mash and peas with gravy of course, still I suppose I was better fed than the other half of the world?

Roast on Sunday, stew on Monday, cold meat and mash on Tuesday, mince, mash and peas on Wednesday, I remember bringing my girlfriend back home for 'tea' and mum dished up fishfingers for us, no wonder we were all skinny in those days!

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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
 Post Posted: 07 Dec 2017 18:36 
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I suggest a Fray Bentos meat pie in the round plate-like tins (which you could never open and nearly threw at the wall when the tin opener played up), you cooked the pie in the tin itself with the lid off. And then when the pie was cooked you couldn't get the flaming thing out of the tin without it falling to bits. :roll: I seem to remember it was flaky pastry. Packet mash would go well with that!

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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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Can I come I will bring a tinned spotted dick and some blue nun.


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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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spotted dick and some blue nun.
There's a short story or a bad joke in there somewhere mig!


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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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:lol: :lol:

Probably written by Chaucer :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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I can't believe we used to eat powdered mash yuk!


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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
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I can't believe we used to eat powdered mash yuk!
If the alternative was my mum's mashed spuds, it wasn't yuk! Smash was a godsend for our camping holidays, saved on time and more importantly fuel compared with the real thing.


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 Post subject: Re: A Dinner Party With a Difference.
 Post Posted: 10 Dec 2017 11:11 
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I couldn't even cover the Smash in tomato sauce, we didn't get any till years later. Camping, mum used a tin pot with holes in and filled with parafin, heat was optional on a windy day.

I just remembered we used to get given spam sandwiches on wet days.


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