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Am marinading half leg of lamb with garlic slivers for friends coming on Thursday; would normally use anchovies, but they are hysterically anti-anchovy (I guess it's like Marmite). Will use carrots from garden and baked apples.
all the root veggies from the garden made into a thick soup with hot crusty bresd
Pork, onion and apple loaf, with jacket potato, home made garlic mushrooms and grilled tomatoes.mmmmm -- might make some sauce to go with it.
Now I am drooling--sorry. Salad with homegrown lettuce and cherry toatoes, chicken roulade with broccoli and cheese, my killer pumpkin pie made with dark rum and candied ginger for afters.
incadog, that pumpkin pie sounds wonderful, any chance of a recipe?
Yes. Inkadog the recipe for pumpkin pie would be appreciated
Here it is-
2c. pumpkin; 3/4 c. brown sugar;3 eggs,beaten; 1tsp molasses;1 1/4 c. 18% cream;11/2 tsp cinnamon; 1/2 tsp each-salt ginger allspice and nutmeg; 2 tbsp dark rum; 1/4 c. minced candied ginger, 1 baked pie crust
Cream pumpkin and sugar; add rum and molasses, mix in eggs , add spices and combine well with cream. Sprinkle candied ginger over pie crust and pour in filling.
Bake at 375* F 40-60 minutes or until filling barely jiggles in the middle. Sometimes I substitute pureed roasted sweet potatoes for the pumpkin.
Cottage Pie with cabbage, afters I think WW fromage frais.
Inkadog, - Thanks for that. Just like to ask, is 18% cream the same as our single cream and do you use tinned pumpkin? I have seen it in some supermarkets over here. I will download the recipe and try it.
For tonights tea we are having. Plaice, mashed potatoes, cauliflower and broad beans with parsley sauce.
Inkadog, thank you so much for that recipe. Molasses do not figure largely in my larder, so will substitute honey; am assuming that pumpkin is cooked before using.
Tonight, had friends over for dinner and did baked cooking apples stuffed with grated quince and honey for pud; fabulous aroma from the quinces.
Artjak for molasses you could use Black Treacle
Have actually got my self in to gear today and cooled a proper dinner all from scratch. A lovely shepherds pie is awaiting in the oven. Will serve it with homegrown runner beans that are in the freezer.
Has anyone got a recipe for a christmas pudding that has no dried fruit in????? I have IBS abd this year it has decided it doesnt like dried fruit of any kind which is a shame as i love christmas pudding
Try a chocolate one. I always do a cold choco truffle one as well.
Organised chaos here today, with the heating engineers finishing off. We are now warm again!
I normally cook from scratch, but tonights' meal is our good old standby of Cheddar curry. Store cupboard ingredients & we've done it from student days in the 70s. A M&S Bakewell tart from the freezer for those that want a pudding.
Need to plan menu next before going shopping tomorrow. J.
Cauliflower cheese with little bacony bits in.
Maud, you could be out of luck there. What about trying other sorts of steamed puddings? There are bound to recipes around for some treacly boozy ones, or perhaps with other fruit like apples in.
I do like chocolate so that could be an option. Thankyou. My Nan used to make one during the war when there was no dried fruit around, she is no longer with us or the recipe
You can pep up a choco steam pudding with brandy, and add cinnamon it would give a hint of the flavour. Trying to think - I have seen a recipe but where.
Tonight we are having veal and parmesan (sorry veggies) meat balls from Waitrose (thought we would give them try) with a Hairy Biker Baked bean recipe. Nothing like what you get in a tin, really tasty.
To follow melon I think with a blueberry compote
Not the one I was thinking of but an idea
My family would probably opt for Delia's chocolate bread and butter pudding. Takes days, is very extravagant, and tastes divine - mousse-like.