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
ok lol everything looks good except the snails, I just can't imagine them going in my mouth.ReplyDelete
Naked snails are not attractive but when they're in a delcious sauce they slip down quite easily lolDelete
You know how to feast! I don't know why, I just don't think I could bring myself to eating the snails, but everything else... bring it on! -JennReplyDelete
Snails are not my favourite but done the right way they are definitely edible!Delete
Looking good and I am sure it tasted good as well.ReplyDelete
Best of all were the cheese pie and coleslaw. I din't eat much of anything else!Delete
It’s great to see a famous Southern Hemisphere desert I amongst all that Greek food.ReplyDelete
Now your table looks like one of ours lol
Yes, that downunder dessert just makes the 'table'. I really must start making it more. I've always left it to visitors or my daughterDelete
You've just reminded me that I was going to blanche and freeze some vine leaves myself this year. I totally forgot.ReplyDelete
The snails I eat are cooked with garlic, butter, parsley, and breadcrumbs. I don't think I've had them differently. Love 'em.
Your snails always sound far more desirable. One day I'll try them like thatDelete
The feast all looks delicious, including the snails. I love escargot!! I've never had pavlova but it always looks so good.ReplyDelete
Pavlova is just a big meringue topped with cream and fruit. I love itDelete
Every thing look so good.ReplyDelete
It was a good menu but as usual far too much. Thank goodness the girls took away bowls of leftoversDelete