Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas for vegitarians

My darling husband is a vegitarian this is a fairly new thing for him and if that is the extent of his mid life crisis then yay.
I don't have a problem with him being a vego, I like vego food too just not all the time and often with a big lump of steak. So what did I make for him for Christmas dinner I hear you ask?
Well one of his favorite foods before he was a vego was bread stuffing and he will still eat it. However this year I delved into the wall of cookery books and then made up this recipe with a bit of help from the cake world.
I could have made a tray of bread stuffing and cooked it in the oven but I find that without the meat juices it can be dry. So I made this



Zuchinni and Carrot Loaf.

Ingredients

1 large onion diced
olive oil
1 cup grated zuchinni
1 cup grated carrot
3 eggs
240 mls milk
1/2 cup oil
3 cups Self Raising Flour
1 cup almond slivers
grated rind of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 tablespoon mixed herbs

Method.

Cover the bottom of a pan in olive oil and fry the onion until cooked but not coloured. Allow to cool slightly.
Mix eggs, milk and oil in a bowl. Add carrot, zuchinni and onion. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.

Grease and flour a large ring tin. Spoon in the mixture and bake in a 180° oven for 45 minutes or until cooked.

We had this with baked potatoes, pumpkin, baby parsnips, and carrots. Beans, peas and corn. Lots of gravy. The non- vegos also had roast lamb and chicken and there was ham too.
Then we had dessert, Pudding and custard, summer pudding made with some of last years mulberries and home made ice cream. Recipes for all those will be in a future post.
We had a lovely Christmas and I hope yours was the same. Back to work tomorrow Summer Solstice is just past us and I am still wearing my ugg boots.

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