Friday, April 29, 2011

a perfect day for bbq...

perhaps i should start checking the long range forecast before deciding on my weekly menu...
for the weekend i will have bbq chicken & ribs, therefore i will be bbq'ing in the rain and fog today. the sides will be loaded baked potatoes (cheddar, bacon, pickled chillies & green onions), crunchy slaw (vinegar based and super fresh), black beans & corn, and cheddar-jalapeno cornbread. not quite sure yet of the logistics as the baked potatoes are massive but i'll figure it out and it will be super tasty - i'm already excited for leftovers...
yesterday i also made a new flavour of soup: red lentil dahl. it has mild spice & curry flavours but i didn't go over board and it's really nice, light (fat free) and refreshing. i also made a new batch of onion soup with propellor porter & foxhill parmesran and of shepherd's pie with getaway farm beef and cheddar mash (i have smalls and larges). oh and a few chicken, leek & broccoli pies minus the bacon, by special request, but i still have some with bacon as well.
i reorganized the freezers and i'm out of the lamb meatball dish and have just a couple butter chicken & braised beef shank dinners left and only 1 roasted red pepper, tomato & sweet potato soup - but tons of everything else.
tonight i'm also delivering lots of hors d'oeuvres to a community function so i will be a busy, busy bee today. the menu will be: mushroom & goat cheese filo triangles, mini crab cakes with cilantro aioli, braised beef stew tartlets, individual quiche lorraines, olive & sundried tomato strata with goat cheese & arugula, lemon biscuits with smoked salmon, cream cheese & dill, and pulled bbq chicken rolls with crunchy slaw... geez, yet again i think i have gone waaayyy overboard... oops.
also, you may have noticed my blog has been a little lacklustre lately. i've been having technical difficulties. first the camera on my iphone stopped working (it has since been fixed) but now all of my recent photos show up in .impeta format (i have no idea what that even is) instead of .jpeg so i can't upload them. any tips from technologically inclined people out there would be much appreciated, thanks.
ok, the kitchen & my monster prep list beckon... even though i'd rather sit and watch the royal wedding...

2 comments:

  1. I LOVED the roasted red pepper and tomato soup - please make more! :)

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