Of course being Manchester and despite it being June there was a torrential downpour and we ended up holding the whole thing inside! As the flats were built in the 1930s we went with that as a theme. Rachel sorted the crisps and the soundtrack with era appropriate music. Marie made her infamous Ginger Tiffin, known to those who have tried it as 'Vegan Crack' and also won the outfit of the night complete with amazing 1930s hairstyle.
I made a load of pates to go with the selection of breads and crackers. There was humous, kalamata olive and sundried tomato tapenade and sunflower seed pate all from the Candle Cafe cookery book which I always find go down really well at buffets.
Sunday was most definitely a day for rest and recuperation. Most of it was spent lounging watching a box set of Any Human Heart. There was a short break for throwing together a quick Sunday dinner. Inspiration came from Vegan Diner and a bag of Vital Wheat Gluten picked up from VX in London.. It was a first time for making Seitan and wow I think I am hooked. We made the chicken style seitan roast and it was so easy and tasted great and there was lots left over to freeze and to use for sandwiches the next day. I also used some left over French Stick from the party to make the amazingly simple Chocolate Chip bread pudding from the book. Mmm, pure comfort food. I've been impressed with everything I've made from Vegan Dinner and am looking forward to trying more.