Dinner party – success! *beam*

21 02 2008

The cost of living in London is exorbitantly high! Imagine:

DLR (light railway)/Tube ride from apartment to training center: GBP2 (S$5.50) for a 10 minute ride

Monthly pass for the DLR/Tube: approx GBP 90 (S$250)

Takeaway lunch: GBP 4-5 (S$11 – S$14) for rice with 1 meat

Can of Coke: GBP 1 (S$2.8)

Starbucks coffee: GBP 3 (S$9.50)

4 plums: GBP 2 (S$5.50)

2 pieces of Pak Choy: GBP 1.50 (S$4)

I could go on and on about the cost …! Anyway, you get the idea.

In an attempt to combat costs, us group of trainees staying at Canary Wharf have taken to cooking nightly and hosting “dinner parties” – great fun, though we do create quite a mess and cleaning up after is a huge pain!

I hosted my maiden dinner party tonight! It was a great success, if I do say so myself. The menu:

Roast lamb shoulder with rosemary and garlic

Roasted vegetables (carrots, parsnips, new potatoes, mushrooms and onions)

Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Profiteroles and chocolate fudge cake (ready made from the supermarket, of course! :P)

Am looking forward to showing off my new “leet skillz” to the S.O. when he comes visit 🙂

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5 responses

21 02 2008
Mince Pye

Wah… roast lamb… nice!

21 02 2008
Wang Wang

I am very very extremely superbly interested in
Roasted vegetables (carrots, parsnips, new potatoes, mushrooms and onions)
Spaghetti Aglio Olio !!!!!!!

22 02 2008
Mince Pye

I have-a to seya that her Aglio Olio isa excellento!

25 02 2008
Wang Wang

Yummy!!!!!!!!! I look forward to tasting it!!!

12 03 2008
Gene

Well done! Looks like a mean menu. 🙂 Cheaper than eating out, I suppose. I just came back from the other extreme end of food cost – Bangkok. Good food was so cheap I had to control myself! 😛

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