For dinner I cooked a Cajun spiced roasted chicken and made fried rice. Any dish with rice in it suits Aida as that is her favourite food. I was a bit disappointed that the chicken wasn't more spicy and shall just prepare my own seasoning next time as perhaps the one I got from the USA is past the "use by" date and lost its zing.
For dessert I made Mulled Wine Poached Pears and served them with fresh cream. They were ever so delicious however I could probably have cooked the pears a little longer as they were very solid when I bought them. However they worked OK with a knife and fork and the syrup was ever so good.
|Matthew on his 42nd Birthday|
|The box was EMPTY! as I had charged the camera|
|Mulled Red Wine Pears|
The recipe for the pears came from the Coles monthly cookbook by Curtis Stone.