Hi I am having lunch for 9 adults and 9 children for my DD 5th birthday this Sunday. I am either doing Lamb or marinated chicken on the BBQ with sausages. I usually do salads but as it is probably going to be cold any ideas on what I can serve with it? I am looking for food served hot or warmed
Baked vegetables? which ones? Slices of some type like zucchini slice? Any other ideas?
Definitely a potato bake or roast potatos and some cauliflower cheese - Yum!
Maybe a stuffed pumpkin - probably a butternut would be better for that...um...some peas and corn in a nice bowl...boring but always nice! Or some mint peas...maybe try googling for some winter vegie recipes I am sure there are heaps I just can't think of right now!!
It all sounds lovely though what you have planned!!
Woolies has fresh corn all year round, as does Coles. Gingered honey carrots(buy the fancy tiny Dutch carrots for that, looks good) Potato bake really nice bread warm from the oven. Braised Leeks Cauliflower cheese Bean casserole( green beans, chopped bacon, almonds) type thing
Seasonal roast veggies. Onion, carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato, potato chopped and tossed in oil and in the oven covered until done (lid off at the end to crisp up a bit). I make a dressing with orange juice, some mustard, some vinegar and poppy seeds - pour that over when serving.
I also like to roast mushrooms and leeks - quarter mushrooms and toss in oil witha little salt and pepper, put in baking dish. Cut leeks into 3-4 cm lengths then split in half and lay them over the top and cover. The 'juice' oozes out of the mushies and steams the leeks which then brown on top. Give it a stir at the end before you serve - divine!
I'd stay away from anything salad or unseasonal - who wants to eat tomatoes this time of year? Or withered capsicum? Especially when the seasonal veggies are so delicious?
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