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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:33 PM
Jasper doing the Big Z with biltong in hand at Leeupoort.
We have lost two and a half of our Dinner Club today. Truly a sad day, to know that you will not see your friends soon again.
Jannie, Leoni and Jasper, or Henry as he is called by his parents, is on a plane to Tasmania. Jannie accepted a job in Roseberry and it is a wonderful opportunity for their future as family in a great country like Australia.
The Rustenburg Dinner Club started a little over a year ago, with six adults and a half pint – Jasper. Basically three couples - Christine and Annette is two single straight ladies – teamed up to be partners in our cooking quest, our amateur culinary adventures, creating a lekker-kuier event once a month. We decided to keep the group small because most of us only has six-seater tables and the cost to feed large groups, is an issue.
We took turns to be host to the others, thus it was your turn every third month, to invite the other two “Couples”.
All our dinners has been exceptional events but the dinners I would remember first, is Christine’s mothers chicken soup, Jannie and Leoni’s Thanks Giving dinner and a banana-creation from Annette’s Voortrekker Piesang Recipe Book that would have prostitutes blushing every time.
There are no rules to it and you could make as many or just one course, if you like. The normal tradition of our group so far, was a starter, main and desert. A drink fitting your menu would be the usual procedure but not a rule. Guests must bring their own drinks.
Sometimes we printed menus, sometimes not and planned to do theme dress-up dinner dates in the future and now our friends have moved to the other side of the world!?
Our monthly dinner date was not a date anyone would like to miss. It was special and we learned a lot of other cultures and our own history through planning menus and searching for recipes and ingredients.
Our biggest challenge is to find a new couple for our Dinner Club. We all agreed, replacing Jannie, Leoni and Jasper - NOT POSSIBLE and we will miss them immensely.
Hopefully, we will sometime in the future be able to visit them and experience the Roseberry Dinner Club’s culinary master pieces?
All the best to our Mates down-under – a great adventure for them and a huge loss for us.
Life is an adventure - Just live it!
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