Cooking for One
Leader: - Chris Wood
Availability: - Full with a small waiting list
Future dates for your diaries – starting at 12:00 at 3 Broadlands as usual:
Tuesday 29th October – Red wine chicken with shiitake mushrooms and bacon lardons; followed by nectarine and almond crumble with custard.
Unfortunately we were still short of one of our members, but we remembered him in the customary manner.
The menu we had set ourselves was a bit challenging in terms of time (more than I had expected – I allowed pre-discussion to go on a bit too long!), and we enjoyed a meal of red orzo risotto (yet another recipe from Lindsay Bareham’s column in The Times!) bulked out with griddled chicken thighs (giving a hint of barbecue on a summer’s evening) to satisfy the demand for animal protein amongst us, and served with green salad; followed by luscious lemon pudding with pouring cream (which I had overlooked we had had once before). This was once again washed down with our favourite Côtes de Rhône from E. Guigal.
Thursday 13th June – Unfortunately we were short of a couple of our members, but we remembered them in the customary manner.
Fortunately the menu we had set ourselves was not too onerous, and we enjoyed a meal of Dijon Salmon Salad (yet another recipe from Lindsay Bareham’s column in The Times!) served with minted Jersey new potatoes; followed by Chocolate Soufflé. This was once again washed down the same Chardonnay as last month from the Maconnais region of Burgundy – Viré-Clessé de Viré 2016.
Tuesday 7th May – Chicken and Mushroom casserole (à la Ray), served with creamed potatoes or rice and seasonal vegetables, followed by traditional marmalade bread and butter pudding. Note: for which a suitable white wine was suggested and agreed. At an earlier meeting, after a brief – and unnecessary – debate it was agreed that, when attendance so dictates, there should be a second bottle of wine. Agreed nem con!
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