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Irene

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My brother and his wife will be over for the next day or so, We decided that the best preparation for the added workload was to change the schedule and do this weeks dine out before they turn up. So we tested the Fish N Chips at the Hare and Hounds, we'd tried them a year or so ago and not been impressed enough to return but the place has changed hands since and been fully refurbished. Not bad at all and good value. Only drawback is they're quite busy at lunchtime and service could be quicker.

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M&S butter chicken curry with home boiled basmati rice and M&S garlic naan.

 

No wine tonight - I had a pint of gin and tonic instead.  Got to keep my fluid levels high.

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We had butter stricken curry too last night VERY tasty. Tonight its salmon cooked in Campbell's cream of celery soup, with roast taters, carrots and peas.

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Tonight is Bread crumbed Chicken Kiev (M&S); Actifry home-made chunky chips; Petit Pois and skinned Baby Broad Beans. 

 

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We had baked Maris Piper spuds, ham and cheese.

 

I wish we could buy Kerrs Pink potatoes in the UK. They used to be generally available in Ireland - I don't know about nowadays 

 

I used to visit friends in Ireland regularly and looked forward to any meal with Kerrs Pinks. They always cooked theirs in their skins in the farmhouse kitchen aga. They are similar to a King Edwards spud but even more difficult to boil when peeled - they run into the water. The best way is the method used by pops - bake them (or microwave as second best) and then scoop out the wonderfully white, fluffy and dry innards with a nice earthy taste.

 

I cannot stomach the anonymous potatoes the supermarkets pretend are ideal for baking. They are usually waxy, greasy on the palate and lacking in flavour.

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Pushing the boat out today; Pizza, chips and salad Whoohoo eat your heart out Gordon Ramsey !

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Surprise, surprise!!  

 

Fish, chips & mushy peas.  :yahoo:

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Toad in'th'ole today with baked beans and fried onions.

A bit o' class for a change.

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Haddock loin in tempura batter cooked in deep fat fryer No 1 and McCains home chips cooked in Fryer No2 with marrowfat peas and tartar sauce. Management will have malt vinegar on her fries - I most certainly will not, I just have salt. I like my chips crispy and not sloshed with vinegar.

 

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Waitrose chicken kiev with chips and peas. 

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Mushroom omelette today with a few Actifry chips

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Salt and pepper baps filled with roast turkey and for me slices of onion, and for Er indoors slice of tomato. I will have my tomato cut into chunks.

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We had fillet beef -  free range stroganoffs with rice and a pleasant merlot to help it slide down the throat nicely

 

Qty

Ingredient

 

Qty

Ingredient

300 g

Fillet steak (cut into strips)

 

 

 

1

Medium sized onion - chopped

 

 

 

150 g

 Mushrooms - chopped

 

 

 

15 ml

French mustard

 

 

 

30 ml

Brandy

 

 

 

30 ml

Masala wine

 

 

 

100 g

Philadelphia cream cheese

 

 

 

150 ml

Double cream

 

 

 

15 ml

Lemon juice

 

 

 

 

Butter for frying

 

 

 

 

METHOD

Melt butter in pan - add onion and fry for 5 minutes or until golden brown.  Add mushrooms and fry for a further 2 minutes.

Add steak to pan - stir in mustard and lemon juice.  Saute briskly for 5 minutes or until juices run pink. Take off heat, add Philadelphia cheese and stir in until molten.

Stir in Brandy, masala wine and cream gently heat - do not boil.

Decorate with Parsley

Serve with rice or pasta.

The above recipe is suitable for 2 greedy and 4 normal people

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On the menu this evening:

Salmon with Crispy Cabbage and Kale [Recipe Here]; New Potatoes with butter.  

 

This is a new recipe to me.  I'll let you know the verdict.  :smile: 

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Chicken Fettuccine, spicy potato wedges, side salad and copious slices of bread and butter. 

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We have an invitation to a client lunch organised by our financial adviser, but we have had quite a snow fall. I will phone the venue later.

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2 hours ago, andsome said:

We have an invitation to a client lunch organised by our financial adviser, but we have had quite a snow fall. I will phone the venue later.

It seems that the minor road that leads to the restaurant is passable,so we are going, looking forward to it.

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A nice, warming beef stew today with herb dumplings.

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Goats cheese and red onion tart with balsamic glaze and rocket salad.

 

 

Braised beef mashed potato,honey roasted root vegetables, with a panacetta and silver onion jus.

 

Vanilla macaroons with a praline buttercream. Lemon meringue tartlets. Milk chocolate ganache with a burnt white chocolate glaze. 

 

 

Cheese and biscuits .

 

Sauvignon Blanca hidden bay NZ white wine.  Malbec Alto de Mayo red wine

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Chuck steak burgers tonight with fried onions,carrots,roast spuds and Cavolo Nero cabbage. With of course lashings of onion gravy.

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On ‎17‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 7:13 PM, Irene said:

Salmon with Crispy Cabbage and Kale [Recipe Here]; New Potatoes with butter.  

This is a new recipe to me...  I'll let you know the verdict.  

Enjoyed it very much.  Will definitely do it again.   yes.gif

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Tonight, I am thinking of cooking:

Scampi, Calamari and Chips; Petit Pois and shelled Broad beans. 

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