I started this relish on Friday night as the vegetables need to be salted and drained overnight. It is a new recipe to me that I found to try and use up some of the zucchini glut we still have. I will post the recipe once I have tried it an I am happy with the result.
I used some lovely meaty bones from our recently killed cow to make some beef stock.
I also had a go at making a Christmas cake. I normally make a Very Boozy Christmas Pudding but this year I decided to have a go at a Christmas Cake. I should have phoned my mum for her recipe as she makes a great Christmas Cake but I decided
|Mixed dried fruit that was a bit chrystallised.|
|The dried fruit I had on hand sultanas, currents, apricots, mixed fruit and cranberries|
|The cake ready to go into the oven|
I also cooked up some very tasty sticky chicken wings for dinner. These are so easy and very tasty. I just marinade them for an hour in 1 1/2 cups of the BBQ sauce I make each year and added a table spoon of fennel seeds, 2 table spoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Then I tipped the whole lot into a baking tray and covered with foil and baked at 200 degrees for 35 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes (or until sticky) basting with the sauce and turning after 10 minutes (or every 10 minutes until done).
I do not follow a recipe for this as I use what ever I have on hand but the basic idea is the same.
Baked Egg Cups
Grease some muffin tins and line with a ring of streaky bacon (the thin end) and then add a filling of beaten egg, salt and pepper, grated cheese. diced asparagus, finely chopped parsley and spring onions and pour into the lined muffing tins. Bake at 180 degrees until set in the middle.
This weekend I also lined some of the muffing tins with thin strips (about 3mm thick) of zucchini and I added the bacon diced up in the middle along with a mix of creamed corn, egg, grated onion, grated cheese and parsley.
You can modify this recipe to include what ever you have on hand including diced cooked veggies and cooked meat.
What did you get up to in the kitchen this weekend?