Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas Cooking II

Christmas Dinner was Roast Rack of Lamb with a Herb Crust, Fondant Potatoes and Glazed Carrots. Never cooked Rack of Lamb before so was glad of my Temperature Probe which helped me cook it to perfection. Also not cooked Fondant Potatoes before, I found lots of recipes but the one I used browned the potatoes on butter and then cooked on the hob in chicken stock, worked well!

Favourite Roast

Favourite Roast Dinner today - Rib of Beef to be served with Roasties, Parmesan Parsnips and maybe if I dare Yorkshire Puddings!

Have no excuse for failure as I have my shiny new oven with a door that shuts properly!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Dinner will be:.................

Rack of Lamb!

Don't like Turkey and can't bring myself to pay £60 for a goose!!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Cooking

Getting Christmas ready for those lovely people I work for! Parmesan Parsnips and Chicken Wing Gravy in the freezer!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Castle Gardens Carleton


Castle Gardens - Average Pub Food and quite expensive for what you get but at least you don't have to cook!!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Heston Blumenthal The Fat Duck

                                                                     I want to go!!!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sunday Dinner

Dragged myself away from work to make dinner today, Roast Rib of Beef, Janson's Temptation, Buttered Carrots and Courgettes washed down with a nice glass of Pinot!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Simon Rimmer's Haddock Gratin

Simon Rimmer's Haddock Gratin

Dunc having two more teeth out tomorrow so think I'll make this - an old favourite which is easy to eat!!!!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Yummy Cheese and Mushroom Lunch!

Made this for lunch today - a recipe from Waitrose:

Pour passata into baking dish, add Portobello or Chestnut mushrooms, top with Tallegio and cubes of Ciabatta tossed in olive oil, season with salt and pepper and sprigs of thyme. Bake for 20-25mins and enjoy!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Mince Pies with a Twist

First batch of mince pies made with my crumbly pastry and addition of ground almonds and marzipan to the mincemeat - going down well!