I said recipes were coming soon, but who truly can define ‘soon’.
In other words I was just being lazy, doing what you should over Christmas – do nothing, eat, drink, and be merry…
But here it comes, christmas party menu:
Beetroot soup with mushroom parcels
For the beetroot soup you need:
2-3 beetroots (fresh)
3 pints of water
lemon juice from 1 lemon
1 spoon of olive oil
1. Boil water in a pan. Add olive oil.
2. Peel all the vegetables , cut them into big chunks (onion in half) and add to boiling water.
3. Add salt and pepper.
4. After few minutes add lemon juice. Boil for 15-20 minutes, taste and add more seasoning or lemon juice if you need to.
5. You can take all the vegetables out of your pot (we need clear beetroot soup) and add herbs and a dash of an olive oil.
I’m not going to lie, you can make yourself mushroom parcels (like tortellinis with porchini mushrooms). My sister does. But I bought them frozen from a Polish shop (one can only do a few things at a time).
Next thing on the menu were Beet and Goat Cheese Terrine with Rocket and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
You can find the recipe in ‘Fresh’ by Anna Olson
I served it with Rocket and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad, Ina Garten aka Barefoot Contessa’s recipe:
You can find it in her book ‘Back to Basics’
or on the Food Network website here.
For the main we had Spanakopita (Spinach and Feta in Filo Pastry). I tried different variations of this Greek dish but my favourite recipe which I used over and over again is Jamie Oliver’s from his ’30 Minute Meals’ book
There were two deserts. One of them was mince pies in filo pastry, dead easy. You need to cut filo pastry into squares, brush with melted butter and arrange in a muffin tin. If you feel artistic and have time arrange them with corners making a star. Fill them with vegetarian good mince meat, zest of lemon and fresh cranberries, bake till golden and sprinkle with icing sugar and maybe little sugar snowflakes…?
And there were also Gingerbread Cupcakes.
And the recipe you can also find on the Food Network website here.