Saturday, January 01, 2011
Happy 2011 to all. I have been a bit of a slack blogger lately, I seem to have lost my mojo since the finish of the Cookbook Challenge (which I did not even complete!). I have still been cooking lots, just no time or inclination to write about it. Guess that's what happens when you're busy with a new job & trying to run around doing Christmas stuff. I did lots of Christmas cooking, 2 puddings, mince tarts, stained glass window biscuits & a glazed ham to name some of the more traditional recipes and for my mums birthday I made Poh's Jaffa Chiffon cake which I have to say I was very dubious about yet it turned out amazing & stayed fresh for days afterwards in the fridge, the fridge didnt even make it go hard & cold like I find it does to most baked goods making them inedible.
One of my resolutions this year is to have a bbq every weekend while it is still warm enough/daylight savings. We tend to only fire it up when we have company and that is something I want to change. I have so many mouth watering bbq recipes I want to try & most are ones I wouldnt bother to make if having a party so Saturday bbq night is the perfect excuse to try some of them out. Tonight was the inaugural fire up & I went with some sticky ribs from Ben O'Donoghues barbecue cookbook. I teamed it with some corn cobs & sliced chats. Fantastic recipe, slow cooked for 3 hours so can sit back & relax until the last half hour where the veges are banged on & the glaze applied. Kids were chomping away at there 'bones' quite happily & I have to say the only downside was how much I stuffed myself, smaller portions next bbq I say!
Posted by Ange at 9:04 pm