Cooking for a crowd in a makeshift kitchen.

So last night we had one of James’s work buddies over with his lovely girlfriend for supper, my challenge was to cook dinner for four people with only a table top oven the size of a microwave and no running water. You may wonder why we put ourselves in this predicament but it was decided we would serve up dinner long before the kitchen renovations started and I am not going to complain about the renovations of my new beautiful kitchen happening sooner than expected!

So I put together an easy tapas starter with buffalo mozzarella, sausages coated in wholegrain mustard and honey, sun dried tomatoes, focaccia bread with balsamic and olive oil dipping sauce. The main was chicken pieces roasted in rosemary, honey, lemon, butter and olive oil with a Greek salad and roasted potatoes. Then the desert was a Jamie Oliver inspired frangipane puff pastry tart which went down a storm. All in all I think we did pretty well and our guests went away full and happy……although washing up in the bath is not something I am enjoying at the moment, roll on nice new kitchen!

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