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Old 02-22-2013, 03:58 AM   #1
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Red face Hubby's B-day!!

Good day all,
Very nervouse today,it's hubby's birthday sunday but i'm planning a special outing for 8 people including a 3course outdoor meal.

Starting off tommorow afternoon with a game drive and sundowners on the hill with a few off all the land and the surrounding area.
Back home for small snacks will a big fire burns it way out. followed by steak and a chicken kebab,greek salad,potato salad,home made breads and condements,dessert is a boozy pepperment crisp tart. (real guy braai)

Hopping to get a few pics on this time.
***Any ideas for light snacks?***


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Old 02-22-2013, 04:05 AM   #2
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happy birthday to your hubby, lil.

could you explain game drive, sundowners, and a few off the hill?

your menu sounds great, and you've got things covered. you could add loaded nachos, shrimp cocktail, or chips and salsa, or maybe a spinach and artichoke dip.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:16 AM   #3
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Hubby B-day

Thanks that help's alot!

Okay let me explain it his way:
8people get on an open scruffy old landrover then you load the cold beer and wine,you drive into the bush and look at diffrent kinds off wild life.For example on our farm we have Springbuck,Kudu,warthog,Gemsbuck,our catle,Duikers,alot of diffrent kinds of brid life,Blessbuck ect.

You drive all the way up a hill (we call it the koppie) and at the top we stop everyone gets off the vechile and from there you can see all our land and the areas surrounding us with the sunsetting in the back ground.
It is one off the most bueatifull things to see.
Sundowners is the drinks that we'll be having while enjoy all these wonderfull things.
(Bonus it's all Free)
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:24 AM   #4
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that sounds spectacular!

i can see all of my land from my back window. and way too much of my neighbor's laundry set out to dry, and their garbage cans full of spent liquor bottles.

they're sort of like animals, so it's a little of the same thing.

lol, maybe not.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:36 AM   #5
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Sheeeesh,that does not sound nice.
guess i'm spould,our closest neighbour is about 10-12km away,i have to drive to borrow a cup of sugar!
But we like it that way.
I just hope that everything goes according to plan for his birthday!!!

(I'll put some pics on of the area around my house right now)
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:55 AM   #6
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i'd love to see it. get me out of this dreary neighborhood.

you know, since you're doing a sort of greek/mediterranean menu, you could sub pita wedges for the chips to go with the spinach and artichoke dip, and maybe add dolmades, and olives, and maybe some greek style cheeses.

good luck with your dinner.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:59 AM   #7
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Def going to try some of those.
Put the pics on,have a look.

What to do with these frozen crab stick things???
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:20 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=lillyanne;1241779]Good day all,
Very nervouse today,it's hubby's birthday sunday but i'm planning a special outing for 8 people including a 3course outdoor meal.

Starting off tommorow afternoon with a game drive and sundowners on the hill with a few off all the land and the surrounding area.
Back home for small snacks will a big fire burns it way out. followed by steak and a chicken kebab,greek salad,potato salad,home made breads and condements,dessert is a boozy pepperment crisp tart. (real guy braai)

Hopping to get a few pics on this time.
***Any ideas for light snacks?***

Sounds very South African!

I'm from SA and these go down well with the guys when we braai, watch rugby, go camping etc.

Mini fatcakes (vetkoek) with curried beef mince, chicken mayo, ham and cheese etc.

Bacon and cherry or pineapple bites. Wrap either chunks of pineapple or glazed cherries in strips of streaky bacon. Brush with spare rib marinade and grill. I use toothpicks for bite size or skewers to make sosaties.

Cocktail smoked pork sausages with mustard dip.

Mini quiches with biltong.

Nachos are always good! Like Bucky said.

Watermelon skewers with cubed feta and calamata olives.

Buffalo wings.

Mini samoosas.

Sausage rolls with dip.

Veggie sticks with hummus.

I could go on, tell me if you want more ideas
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:35 AM   #9
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I just noticed you said you have Kudu on your farm. My hubby's favourite is Kudu fillet stuffed with garlic, mushrooms and mozzarella, brushed with a marinade of...

W/sauce
Chutney
Lemon juice
Mustard
Tomato Ketchup
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Black pepper and
Aromat.

I wish we could go on a game drive again soon, sold my 4x4 so we haven't gone hunting or bundu bashing in a while :(
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Happy BD to hubby. I just looked up Kudu images. They look like a very proud animal.
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