A Different Take Away

Tonight we were supposed to be having supper at our friends' house with a few other couples, around 10 of us in total.  Each couple (well, wife really) was going to provide a different element of the meal.  My task was to make a chocolate trifle, which I did with great care and considerable amounts of chocolate and Cassis.

At around 2 p.m. there came an announcement on the local news feeds online that a further virus outbreak had been identified and that all residents were being advised to remain at home.  A Government briefing at 3 p.m. said that although an official lockdown has not yet been put in place, further information will follow tomorrow, Sunday, once more test results were in.

So, our soiree was off but we all had huge amounts of food that had already been prepared and waiting to be eaten. We hatched a cunning plan.  At 6:30 p.m. we all convened in a local car park, where we could all maintain social distancing, and brought along plastic takeaway containers. We then visited each car boot where the food was laid out and helped ourselves to our supper then drove home to eat it.

It was delicious, and we didn't break any rules!




32 comments:

  1. It sounds like a dogging venue to me... but with food! A creative solution.

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  2. No dogs were harmed in the exchange of comestibles.

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  3. Posh carboot sales with JayCees Suppers. Sounds like a good time had by all.

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  4. Sounds like one of those galloping gourmet events (where different combinations of people eat successive courses in different houses) except in this case it's the food that travels round.

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  5. Brilliant solution but I'm sure you all missed the conviviality of a more conventional supper party!

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    1. We all chatted via WhatsApp, giving our verdict on the meal and comparing wine choices 😉

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    1. We may do it again sometime, until we have all been vaccinated and this threat recedes.

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  7. Clever idea! Hope the lockdown is lifted! At least you got to see your friends for a little bit!

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  8. That was clever. A full meal enjoyed by all. The things you do in this time of covid.
    Hope the spreads stops . Full stop

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    1. It is just up and down all the time. There were reports of noisy parties overnight. Some people are so selfish.

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  9. Very nice...i remember another character who was forever hatching cunning plans. His did not always turn out so well as yours did.

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  10. Self-Service by another name; what a great idea!

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    1. Ingenious. We couldn't have eaten all that trifle by ourselves,it was huge.

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  11. Incredible creative thinking. Covid is bringing out such ideas so some good is coming out of it!

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  12. That was a very cunning and brilliant plan! Lets hope this thing gets under control soon. x

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  13. I am imagining that whoever was tasked with salad or appetizers was over the moon to get some of your chocolate trifle. Clever folks.

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    1. Yes, the salad lady was very keen for us all to share 😀

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  14. A terrific idea JayCee ... we all have to be resourceful in these strange times. XXXX

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  15. What a great idea. I am already planning to round up a team of participants for ....You should give it a name.

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    1. Meals on Wheels has already been taken ...

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  16. What a good idea. Trouble is, the thought has made me feel hungry and I'm trying not to 'snack'! :)

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  17. What a brilliant idea....I loved the sound of your trifle, too!
    xxx

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