Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve was quite simple for us. Food from the snack bar (McDonalds was not open..seriously, everything is always shut! It was only 6.30p.m. ), champagne from Riccardo, oliebollen and apple beignets! Lekker,zegt! Partied the whole night away in the center with those 2, Anne, Tomas and Jaclyn. 'twas a good night. I sometimes forget I'm only 23 years old. I grew up so much the last 2 years and can be so dreary at times!

We headed to the in-laws on New Year's day which wasn't bad. His mother is great with soups. No pictures because I'm too chickenshit to take any.

Lunch yesterday:

Lamb burger (I LOVE LAMB) with red onions, tzatziki, ketchup, tomatos, misc lettuce, young Gouda cheese:)


Sort-off Cottage Pie

What I used:
500 grams minced beef
2 large carrots, sliced
4 sticks celery, sliced
1 large white onion,chopped
generous dash of Worcestershire sauce
about 150ml of beef bouillon (stock)
about 8 medium-sized potatoes

i) Boil potatoes .
ii) Melt some butter and saute onions in it until soft.
iii) Saute mince. Throw in carrots.
iv) When mince is almost done, throw in the celery and stock. Season with salt and pepper.
v) Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
vi) Meanwhile, mash potatoes with 1 tablespoon of butter and season to taste.
vii) Heat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.
viii) Pour the contents of saucepan into an oven-proof dish and cover it with the potatoes. Brown it in the oven for 30 minutes.

To make it pretty, you can pipe the mashed potatoes with a large 5-point tip. The 'design' above was done with a fork.

1 comment:

Julian Si said...

Happy (very belated) New Year from Kuala Lumpur ... Lamb Burger looks good!