Monday, 6 October 2008

Good Old Fashioned....


Roast with potatoes and peas, carrot and cauliflower. Toiling over a hot stove all afternoon (not really but it sounded good), cooking up a storm with a piece of beef that had been marinating in red wine with thyme and black peppercorns, I had a brainwave earlier to make a pavlova. Hmm that was a disaster, at the time of typing I debate whether to show you a photo or make another and hope it turns out. I can never get it quite right all the time and this was one of those moments, it was flatter than a nuns chest which made me thankful I didn't have dinner guests. The boys are all for eating it now, minus the whipped cream and whatever topping of fruits I find to decorate it with. The boys had to have a turn of the electric beaters, and it took me back to the days when we would crowd around mother and whine to lick the beaters or have the bowl when she was done. Anyone remember dipping their fingers in and taking a sly taste , the difference here is they just done it right in front of my eyes but I couldn't get mad, it's a part of childhood. Am happy that the boys take a rather enthusiastic approach in the kitchen and are always curious to learn new recipes. They think I am a great cook, they know no different which is all good but they still balk at a lot of vegetables unless you make stew, fried rice or salad, then they don't think to look for them. So many ways to disguise what they say yuk to yet readily eat without realising it is there. I find that good old pumpkin is the easiest to hide, mashed and added to stew/casserole liquid, they have no idea. Am off to improve my culinary skills and attempt another pavlova...now who is game enough to come for dinner?

7 comments:

jmb said...

I think a roast is the easiest thing of all to cook. Stuff it and the potatoes into the oven and all you have to do is make gravy and some veg. Easy peasy.

I haven't made Pavlova in years. Can't get passionfruit here and what's a pavlova without a drizzle of passionfruit, no matter what the fruit.

Ellee Seymour said...

Pumpkin isn't popular in the UK as a dish. Maybe I should try and hide it like you say.

ga.farmwoman said...

Mmm, the roast looks and sounds delicious. Too bad we're so far away. I'd be right over for supper.
Have a good day.
Pam

jams o donnell said...

Great idea for hiding the pumpkin. I'm not keen on it either

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well, the roast looks great and I want some! I'm sure the pavlova was great too and I think the boys have the right idea. We worry too much about what our dishes look like, nunyaa - what matters is the taste!

Ms Smack said...

Delicious!

Bobby said...

I'm not much of a cook, but am a great eater...I'm flying over tonight, thanks for inviting me:)