Using ready-to-bake vol-au-vents; you just glaze them and bake them and then put the stuffing in. I filled them with a dryer savoury mince, and served them with chips, peas and curried spinach. I liked them, John liked them, Hannah wouldn’t look at them; Sam was persuaded to eat one, but said he only liked the pastry. So much for my cookbook that says children like to eat mince; mine don’t…
Not a national holiday, but a definite excuse to eat cake. And chocolate.
I do like a nice bit of Mozart. It’s also Lewis Carroll’s birthday.
started yesterday, the year of the Ox. Hannah’s been doing Chinese things at playschool; paper lanterns, noodles, and the like.
Decorations: paper lanterns, red
Food: anything chinese, beef
pancakes, tortilla wraps, staffy oatcakes, whatever. with a bit of grated cheese on the top and reheated. An excellent idea for a tasty lunch, if you have some leftover mince and buy the pancakes.
The recipe was for enchiladas, but I made tacos, using a kit. It was tasty, but would have been better had I put more effort into the mince mix (by adding onions, tomato paste, kidney beans, etc.) and remembered to grate some cheese. Definitely tasty though, and the kit simplifies it for a weekday meal, if I could only get the children to eat it…
Och Aye de Noo! There’s a Moose Loose Aboot this Hoose! Time to get Scottish and eat Haggis. This year we will not be eating Haggis, but I do like it.
Poetry: anything by Robbie Burns
Music: anything Scottish
Food: anything Scottish, but traditionally Haggis with neeps and tatties.
My old school feastday. We always used to have a big mass, and everybody had dinner: chips (always too greasy, because of their being a hundred people to cater for), with meatballs in tomato sauce, and the last tangerines of the season; tangerines only used to happen at winter in those day, the first came out at St Nicholas. There may have been a treasure hunt in the afternoon, or we might have been sat in the hall watching Pollyanna. One year there was a staff panto, which was my favourite year.
Music: Great St Francis, friend of Jesus, Vive Jesus!
Food, as specified
This recipe involved blanching cabbage leaves and making parcels of savoury mince, before cooking in a tomato sauce. Well bugger that..
However, you can get stuffed vine leaves in a tin, so thought I’d give them a try. I imagine there are lots of types, the ones we had were Turkish and came stuffed with a tasty rice filing. They are very nice (warmed up in the microwave), and go with other things to make a yummy lunch.