Tuesday, December 25, 2012
We had a nice easy laid back day. We were invited to dinner at a friends and family gathering.
DH was weary and I was thinking I hope there is no-one there with kids with colds. We decided to decline. The menu was YORKSHIRE PUDDING ROAST BEEF and PLUM PUDDING.
They always buy a standing rib roast of beef at Christmas, I make the Yorkshire puddings and bring the Plum pudding.
I made the pudding batter in my kitchen- aid and took it and all that was needed to make them over to their house along with a few gifts.
I also took the plum pudding.
I sat with my friend and we ate Stollen and drank tea while kids and family milled around. DH and I go there most years and they were missing DH but they understood our reasoning.
I had planned to have Salmon for our supper time meal.
While I was mixing the Yorkshire pudding batter I really wanted to eat some some today. I asked DH if he wanted Yorkshires and he said YES!!!!
Last night he went out to buy something and he came back with a roll of sausage meat. We like sausage rolls for New Years Eve.
That combination reminded me of an old English meal called "TOAD IN THE HOLE" I asked DH if he would like me to make a small one and he was thrilled I suggested it.
I switched on the oven and put 3 Russet Potatoes in the microwave to cook. I decided to put the sausage meat in there too so that they would begin to release some fat to make sausage gravy, we never ate that in England but I kept seeing it on the recipe pages so I wanted to make some. I cooked Spinach and Carrots and frozen Petite Peas in the microwave too.
The Savory pudding needs very high heat to make is puffy. I took out the three Russets when they were soft and I cut them in to wedges and scooped out the potato.
I love "Tater Skins" DH does not so our dinner for him was with mashed creamy baked potato and I had the crispiest "Tater skins” ever with our "Toad in the HOLE" the gravy was great.
I ate some of the pudding then ate some sausage . OUCH!!! Neither DH or I noticed he had bought HOT sausage.
It tasted great but OH how hot it was. I had to sip milk each time I ate some sausage. It was good and DH loved it. He had a sore tongue with his shingles but I think it must be better now since he ate the biggest piece and loved it.
We never eat on big dinner plates but DH wanted it that way today.
He was right and it was good.
We had a quiet very MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY, I hope you all did too!
Pat in Maine.
BIOXING DAY TOMORROW !!!!