Anne Else, gourmande. I write about the food I love to make and eat, where it comes from, and anything else to do with food that takes my fancy or drives me to drink.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Christmas pudding time - soon
This is the third new post I've put up this weekend - but there won't be one this coming week, as I have visitors. Yesterday I set out to collect the ingredients for the Christmas pudding, meaning to mix it that afternoon and cook it today, but - no luck. These days the Shreddo suet doesn't appear on the supermarket shelves until a little before Christmas, and I was too early - they told me it would be arriving next week, and I won't have time to make it until the week after. (I guess I could go to the butcher, buy a lump of suet, and grate and flour it myself - but I won't.) They had no whole nutmegs, either. But I remembered that readers had asked for a Christmas Pudding Advisory when the time to make it came round again - so here it is. Here's the post with the recipe.
What I had for dinner - a real-life list of everyday food
Fri. 17: "Tandoori" chicken (I use "" when it obviously isn't the authentic dish but just a rough approximation for tasty weeknight eating!) with rice and salad and lime pickle.
The days have run past me again, so here's a selection of what we've been eating - all with extra veges of course, like salad, broccoli, peppers with onion, red cabbage - or just good old peas and carrots: "Thai" prawn curry; slow-cooked lamb stew (two nights and one in the freezer for later); spaghetti carbonara; chorizo sausage and chili beans; "Spanish" omelette with potato and onion; supermarket roast chicken with baked potato; poached hoki (nothing wrong with it if it's fresh and you cook it carefully) with fried-up mashed potato.
Weds 17: Claudia Roden's Lasagne, almost authentic though I didn't include the chicken livers and prosciutto.
Tues 16: The last few rissoles with corn fritters and a salsa I invented: green pepper, celery and persimmon with lime juice.
Mon 15: Rissoles! The recipe's on my blog. With my neighbour's delicious medlar chutney.
Sun 14: Vege soup and cold meat sammies.
Sat 13: Cold meat, potato and salad.
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