I’m back. My computer has been on the blink, coupled with the fact that Mr B, big A and little Z have been frolicking in the snow in Bavaria, which has made it harder than usual to blog.
It’s Christmas eve and the troops arrive at 2pm. I am hosting this year so it’s going to be full on. Thankfully Mr B is a very able pair of hands in the kitchen too, so together we’ll keep the food preparation flowing and the mulled wine topped up in everyones glasses. Am I prepared?
Presents wrapped – check
Food all delivered – check
Christmas foliage scattered around the house – check
Sufficient beverages to appeal to everyone – check
Carols on the ipod to the ready – check
Recipes all lined up – check.
I have had a few requests asking what I am cooking so here goes:
Starter: A medley of Thai starters -spring rolls, prawn toast,dim sum.
Main: Seabass with a chilli and ginger baste – (Daddy if you are reading this I promise there will not be too much chilli!) This is a recipe from my recent course at Billingsgate market fish course. I will post it up in the new year in more detail.
Pudding: a surprise (I am still working on this one)
Starter: smoked salmon
Main: Turkey, stuffing balls made of pork, fresh herbs and apple, sprouts with chestnuts and pancetta, bread sauce, roast potatoes, parsnips, caramelized carrots, red cabbage
Pudding: Christmas pudding, mince pies, Bill Granger’s vanilla-poached apricots and cheeses
Supper – (if people are still hungry)
Bill Granger’s puy lentil soup, game pie, cheeses, fresh salad
followed by christmas cake and fruit
Brunch: Eggs Florentine with my hollandaise sauce on toasted muffins
Starter – Mushrooms with fresh herbs on toast
Main – Christmas ham with potatoes and my homemade chutney and piccalilli (recipe up on my site soon I promise)
Pudding – Leftovers from Christmas day
Breakfast – Mexican toast (think French toast Mexican style!)
Lunch – Ham, Turkey and Leek Pie – recipe from lovefoodhatewaste.
The troops leave.
Have a wonderful christmas everyone and I’ll be back very soon with more recipes and photos.