- Mackerel rillettes
- Baba ganoujh
- Cranberry Paté
- Cream crackers and melba toast
- Mimosa spinach salad (with only one mushroom, since that's all I had left! )
- Beef pot pie (minus the cheddar cheese and using Judith Jones pastry recipe)
- Salmon en croute (same pastry)
- Braised leeks
- Grilled tomatoes
- Blueberry Cobbler
The mackerel rillettes, which I made with wasabi instead of horseradish, proved surprisingly popular, and baba ganoujh (Jane Brody's recipe) always goes down a treat.
I had planned to serve mashed potatoes but forgot to cook them, so I served some bread instead. Both the salmon and the beef pot pie were delicious, although I think the pastry might have been too rich and buttery. I had made the beef stew on Christmas eve and cooked it for another hour today before putting te crust on top. I think the extra wait time did wonderful things for the flavour.
This is the first meal I've ever served in which there were absolutely no leftovers. I rather regret that, I would have liked some leftover beef! I will definitely make the beef again just as a stew.
Unfortunately, the only pictures are of the braised leeks, which even non leek lovers liked.