Mellow Yellow Come Dine With Me

Our Come Dine Yellow With Us menu

It’s that time of year again, folks.  That’s right – it’s Round 3 of my school friends’ Come Dine With Me, wherein we ruthlessly mark each other out of 10 for cooking a three course meals in teams of two.

This is the third year that my friends Frances, Fiona, Emma, Jenny and Judith have come together to dine competitively.  We  have two new members of Sara and Wendy this year, bringing us up to a more bubbly number of 8.  It’s a different crowd from this series of CDWM. you may have read about last year.

Bizarrely, I’m truly not a competitive person but I seem to find myself in competitive cooking situations rather often…hmmmm…

The first year we didn’t assign themes, as getting through a three course meal was stressful enough without having any particular restrictions, whereas last year we were brave enough to assign countries – France, Spain and Italy – as themes.

This year we’ve upped the ante a bit by creating themes of colours.  The other teams are doing Green, Red and Orange, while my partner Fiona and I were given Yellow, as well as the arduous task of hosting the first evening.

The marks were all done in secret at the end of the night, written on bits of paper with comments, plopped into andd envelope which was then bound with tape, signed by us all and adorned with a makeshift wax seal i.e. a bit of candle wax smudged with a wine bottle cork.

Have a look after the jump for pics of our Yellow Feast :)

Yellow Courgette Tart with Chicory and Apple Salad

Fisherman’s Pie with Saffron Mash served with homemade Cornbread and Corn on the Cob

A closer look at our main course -  do you reckon it was yellow enough?

Lemon Cheesecake with Candied Lemon Zest

Stay tuned to see what happens at the Green, Red and Orange nights!


Only one thing for it!

Mellow Yellow – Donovan – on The Hype Machine

Categories: Dinner


  1. Sounds like you had a fun (and highly competitive!) evening. You could make a Come Dine With Me slideshow using your photos at You can even add Dave Lamb soundbites to give your photos a true touch of Come Dine magic. Enjoy!

  2. hi Aoife
    I read somewhere ( I think an Irish Times article) that you are considering a CDWM for strangers. I would be interested in being a part of that. Love the idea of meeting people and getting to know each other over food and wine. You have my email if you want to contact me. Thank you. Fiona

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