Andrew (14): Another good meal from the September cookbook!
Maureen: I’m impressed. You’re really getting into this vegetarian thing, aren’t you?
Andrew: It’s just really good.
Tim: I agree. It’s delicious.
Nicholas (11): There’s only one problem: I don’t like mushrooms.
Maureen: Well, that’s an issue, given that it’s full of mushrooms. The list of vegetables you don’t like is getting longer by the day. You’ve never had a problem with mushrooms before.
Nicholas: Well I do now.
Maureen: Well, that’s too bad. Because I think this is fantastic.
Tim: What’s in it?
Maureen: Loads of good stuff. Obviously there’s mushrooms, but also garlic, swede, red onions, parsley, creme fraiche, potatoes and parsnips. I do love eating vegetarian, but all the chopping and prep is going to be the death of me. Even when I used the food processor, like I did today.
Tim: This is a real winner. We should have it again.
Maureen: I agree.
We spend every Christmas with Nigella. We have done so every year since 2004 when this book was published. This year, like every year, I made so many recipes from “Feast” for our Christmas feast, there was no point in listing them all in the title. This is what we enjoyed for Christmas dinner. The recipes for those dishes listed below without astericks were found elsewhere. But as you can see, the majority of our dishes were from “Feast.”
As luck would have it, all of the dishes I used from “Feast” are posted on the Interweb elsewhere, mostly on the the Food Network site, but also Epicurious and Nigella’s own website. Click through on the name of the dish to see the recipe for yourself.
Our Christmas Dinner:
It was delicious. Here is a picture. I would like to say that I paused for a moment during the Christmas hoopla to take a picture of what it all looked like, but in the spirit of Christmas honesty, I have to tell you that I recreated the plate with leftovers this morning. I couldn’t include any baby carrots and brioche because we ate it all, but this is some of what remained of the main event (minus the soup and the desserts).
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