Even though there was only the three of us spending Christmas together, I had to make dinner for myself only, since Brom doesn't really partake and Miss Oswin has her own food. Which is strictly cat food! But even if I was cooking for myself, I still wanted to have a nice Christmas dinner.
On Christmas Eve I made a dish that is quite popular here in Norway. And instead of having to buy a huge rack of pork ribs (there is more fat than ribs), I was actually able to bag a portion, which meant I didn't have to eat the same thing for ten days straight. I can tell you: it gets pretty boring. It was accompanied by roast potatoes, sprouts and home-made apple and plum compote. Yum.
On Christmas Day I prepared duck. Accompanied by (again) roast potatoes and red cabbage. And for afters: fudge! Good food. On Boxing Day I prepared grouse. I think I must have done something wrong though, because it tasted foul and most of the grouse ended up in the bin. I just couldn't eat it, I shiver even thinking about it!
Now, I didn't eat all that food. I had a few leftovers from all the meals. Fortunately I had a plan. All the meat I had left over would go into the bottom of a large oven dish. Unfortunately, due to the icky grouse, I didn't have that much, but rummaging through the freezer paid off and I found some sausages. Once they were defrosted and cooked I sliced them up and put half of them with the rest of the meat. Which by the way was covered in my red wine sauce.
Then I found the jar of compote and spread the meat liberally with it. There was an old red cabbage still lingering in the kitchen which I sliced up and cooked and then covered the compote with. And last but not least I boiled potatoes, mashed them and put that on top.
|I couldn't resist!|
By this time I had had my dinner already: pumpkin soup (from the freezer) with the remainder of the sausages. While everything had been cooking and boiling and such, I had prepared a desert. The first proper one of the holidays. I had made fudge using rummy raisins last week, but had not used all the raisins. Well, they are gone now. I put them in the bottom of my pudding thingy, made a thick custard and left it to set properly. After a few hours it was set enough and I could get it on a plate.
Today's dinner: leftover red cabbage dish (or hunter's dish) and custard pudding. Yum!