A Rustic Sunday Night Roast!

A few weeks ago my husband & I challenged ourselves to a “My Kitchen Rules” style cook-off  with a bunch of our close friends! What started out as a fairly casual Sunday afternoon dinner challenge soon turned into a full blown, competitive cook-off spread over three weeks, with each couple required to make a 3 course meal judged on taste, presentation, ambience & decor! Eek!

I lost Paper Scissors Rock so unfortunately we had to cook first. And of course we left it all to the last minute. Luckily I’m a bit of a hoarder and had lots of rustic decor at home that I could use. But god help me trying to find a (decent) florist open on Sunday afternoon at the Gold Coast to buy beautiful rustic flowers for the table decor I had in mind (Janine I should have called you earlier!) I eventually resorted to Coles, pulling out a few pretty roses and mismatched flowers in amongst their tragic bouquets. (except the yellow Billy Balls which I already had).

A few scattered doilies, mismatched antique bottles, old tins, white vintage chairs, cheese-board entree plates & paper lunch bag menus later… and we had ourselves the setting for a rustic roast dinner! For our entree we served a selection of cheeses with fig and walnut confit. Our main was a Roast Pork with crackling and whole baked apples. For dessert I made sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice-cream! It was amazing, if I do say so myself.

Here are some snapshots of our meal and table decor (all cooked & decorated in 2 hours!). Can’t wait to see what kind of competition we have next Sunday at the Durbidge’s house. No pressure. ha x

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Karissa x

PS – For more rustic decor inspiration, take a look at articles on The LANE: Raw Wooden Tables, Crystal Decanter Lights, Vintage Books, Romantic Wedding Swings, Glass Jars, A bohemian Love Story Shoot, A Rustic Champagne Bar.

You’ll also find beautiful rustic inspiration in these Real Weddings:

Marla & Gary’s Vintage Inspired Wedding, Alicia & Ian’s Country Wedding, Courtney & Taavo’s Boho Farm WeddingMyra & Baz’s Garden Wedding, Tom & Allie’s Vintage Garden Wedding,

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9 Responses to “A Rustic Sunday Night Roast!”
  1. Laus Harris says:

    Just quietly, if you were able to pull that off in 2 hours – I cannot imaginge the devine damage you would be able to achieve with a bit of planning! Absolutly stunning Karissa….

  2. Team Durbidge says:

    Haha! This is war! I spent the day shopping so ‘Fannings Restaurant’ had better watch it’s back! (ps. it was pork not lamb)

  3. Haha Tarryn! Can’t wait. Whoops, yes pork, not lamb with crackling?! I updated that. xx

  4. Kristie says:

    I absolutely LOVE your email updated & Blog posts- especially ones like this! I am your ultimate fan and your creativity brings a little extra “life” to my day. So, thank you 🙂
    Kristie x

  5. Ange Barclay says:

    You are one talented women. Love you blog and your instagram photos. I really wish i could be so creative. Hope you keep us up to date & who is the winner, looks like The Fannings have set the bar high!!

  6. Fiona says:

    Haha love it! I think you had an unfair advantage with the styling though… seriously, who else would have 8 matching cheese boards on hand;)
    Looked fabulous! Can’t wait to see the next installment – “The Durbidge’s”!

  7. Sharelle says:

    Styling superb, food looks so yummy, Well it seems the Fanning’s can certainly dish up an amazing Sunday Roast ….. Tom Cruise look out!!! – Sharelle Xx

  8. Kahlia says:

    Oh my, that is pretty impressive!

  9. averyvintagweddingfair says:

    Oh Karissa, is our invite in the post?! What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon…the decor says family, warmth, love and life…truly Era Chic xx {Bec & Debs}

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