It has been some time since I wrote about a family feast.
We had a gathering of our immediate clan last weekend
Lots of preparations and lots of leftovers
We'll be eating well this week
Cheese pie in a roll
Instead of making one big pie or lots of little triangles I made long rolls and curved them round the baking dish like a snake. Delicious any way. Homemade filling was very simple, Just crumbled feta cheese, an egg, a few spoons of bechamel sauce and chopped mint. Sometimes I use nutmeg instead of mint. The pastry was ready made very thin filo.
Snails alive alive o
Getting their last rites
Snails in the pot
Stewed with tomatoes, onion and garlic
with garlic, oil, salt, vinegar and rosemary
The men loved these and ate most of them as an appetiser with a glass of raki.
These ones were not from our garden.
Made with vine leaves I had blanched and frozen last spring
Ready to go in the oven
The smaller loaf has lots of grated gouda to melt inside
Plain and with cheese
Pavlova before decoration.
I made aioli again, the garlic mayonaise
Leftover egg whites were used to make a pavlova
I haven't made a pavlova in many, many years. Usually I just eat them. It is really a very easy sweet to make and this one was devoured quickly
Pavlova going going gone
This is only some of the food that went out on the table. We had to have pork of course. K made a dish of baked meats. Chunks of chicken, lamb and pork roasted in the oven with potatoes. The coleslaw was one of our best. It had apple, walnut, grated carrot, celery and cabbage in the salad then some whiskey in the sauce