Today I will take a break from scouting for business opportunities. Instead, I shall focus on finding the right recipes for tomorrow's picnic! Our friend, Patricia, is hosting a vegetarian picnic at the park. I will be bringing a mediterranean pasta salad and curry dahl.
I am trying to replicate the dahl we ate at Usman last Friday. My previous attempt (also to a potluck party at Patricia's house) wasn't very successful. The peas weren't mushy enough. So I'm going to use the slow cooker this time.
I can imagine my friends going, "Will someone stop her from feeding us (lousy) curry chickpeas please!!"
Too bad, I'm not giving up just yet. If I still can't get the desired results tomorrow, I promise this will be the last.
For the pasta salad, I've got most of the ingredients already - sundried tomatoes, feta cheese, black olives and tri-colour fusilli pasta. I'll be getting some yellow and red capsicums to grill with olive oil before tossing into the salad. I shouldn't go wrong with this one.
This is the start of my series of gatherings. There's a junior-college friends afternoon tea session coming up on 8 August followed by a pot-luck gathering with my lady blogger friends.
I'm so looking forward to every single one of them!