5 February 2014

Foodelity Dinner Date - BRITA Boost Challenge

What a month it has been taking part in the BRITA Boost Challenge! And what a way to end the month!

The finest ingredients delivered to my door from Foodelity. Everything in exact quantities. Step by step recipe cards. Three courses of restaurant quality food...cooked by me! 

Here are the 5 key reasons that people drink: 

Taste

Many people enjoy a glass of good wine,  champagne or a cocktail

Socialising

People drink at parties, when meeting up in groups, but do you need booze to have fun?

Confidence Booster

Some people feel that little bit more confident and braver after having a drink.

Relaxing

That glass of wine or beer is how many relax after a busy stressful day.

For the buzz

Some people drink for that buzz, and adrenaline rush.
Therefore BRITA provided me with this 'Dinner Party Experience' to show that we can still socialise without alcohol! 

I ended up getting the delivery sent to my mums as I didn't want to miss it! As a 'Thank You' for being my Blog HQ I decided I would cook for my mum and share the experience with her :)

Our three course meal ended up spanning the entirety of Sunday afternoon and evening! Fuelled by cooking together, eating and sipping on elderflower cordial (and a power nap after the starter!)! 

I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves in regards to the food...

Starter: Cheese and Herb Fritters with Tomato Jam 



Main: Five Spiced Loomsbury Duck Breast with Pak Choi and Rice 



Instagram: ellelinton 

Dessert: Chocolate, Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Tart with Vanilla Cream


Dessert was a giggle! It was rated 'Difficult' (something I didn't check when choosing my menu!)...I forgot to take the right baking implements with me so we had to improvise and use muffin tins! They didn't quite live up to the restaurant style presentation but they were not lacking in taste! 

I used BRITA filtered water for all the cooking and mixing up of drinks (one less thing to carry - my mum has a pretty pink BRITA filter)! 


For more pictures check out the keep it simpElle Facebook page

Couldn't possibly think of a better way to end my dry January!

Do you find it difficult to socialise with friends without alcohol?! 

Did you go for a dry January?! How did it go?! 

Elle :) x



p.s for more information you can visit www.brita.co.uk 

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