I've been staying at Mr. and Mrs. Im's over the holidays. This morning we opened presents, ate some mince puffs and then headed out to Mrs. Im's sister's in laws for Christmas dinner. All in all we had 14 humans including a baby, and another half actually since one of us was pregnant, and also 7 dogs. It was exciting!
We had a crazy amount of food on the table: Turkey, beef, pigs in blankets, sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, roast potatoes, roast veg (including beetroot, my favourite), Yorkshire puddings, bread sauce, parsley sauce and gravy. It was a lot of food!
Because Mrs. Im and I are vegetarian we brought some grilled halloumi and some vegetarian things halfway between a burger and a cake. They were glorious.
Vegetarian type burger cake things
1 sweet potato
1/2 cup of rice, cooked
small tin of sweetcorn
Bake a sweet potato in the oven, until it is soft and let it cool. Cook up the rice. When cool, peel the sweet potato and mash it up. Add in thesweet corn, the now cooled rice, some grated mature cheddar and then add 2 or 3 eggs. Mash everything together so its mixed well. Grease a muffin tray and spoon mixture in, put in the oven at 180 C for about 20 mins or til they start to brown. Then turn it down to 160 for another 10 mins thereabouts just to get the top browned and make sure it binds. You could put more cheese on there if you want. Leave in the tin to cool for a while.
Really easy, really yummy and great with gravy.
After all that we opened presents, had a break and then had 4 different types of cake and 8 different types of cheese....
We fairly much rolled home! We're in front of the fire now and Mr. Im has made tangerine jelly and cream. I feel like I won't eat for the next week! Proper Christmas, eh!