We recently had our Christmas in July dinner in June as I am in a Melodrama every weekend at Gold Rush Colony
JoJo brought out her cardboard Christmas tree
I put on the DVD with an open fire playing on the tv
JoJo bought bon-bons in January specifically for this
Menu is from donna hay magazine Issue 68 April/May 2013
Basic Meatloaf with a Twist
Mixed Mushroom and Almond Milk Risotto with Crispy Sage
Sauerkraut (from Issue 62 April/May 2012)
Dark Chocolate Coconut Cheesecakes with Pomegranate Syrup
I started by making the bases for the cheesecakes
how excellent were these......all gluten free made with
shredded coconut......sugar......egg whites and melted butter
I think I will make these more often!!!
Next I lined the baking dish in preparation for the pork and veal mince with prosciutto
The recipe specified pancetta but the butcher had run out of this
When doing a Cook Up I try and stay as close to the recipe and ingredients as I can
Bacon would also work just as well with this
The mince just about covered
Mr Armchair suggested this pic as he liked the look of what was happening!!!
The mince all covered now and ready for the oven
I then started the sauerkraut
The meatloaf out of the oven
It looked absolutely delicious!!!
and the meal all together now
That risotto must be the creamiest risotto I have ever tasted!!!
I bought 'real' organic chocolate from Rustic Pantry (no additives.....read gluten LOL) chunks for the cheesecakes below
and boy were they good
Light too made with the addition of cream cheese and ricotta
I just love pomegranate seeds
I did make the syrup but turned away from it whilst cooking......
But wait there's more
A gluten free fruit cake by a lovely lady from Braidwood that was delivered to me after Christmas so I put it away for our mid year Christmas dinner
This cake was not a heavy cake and honestly you couldn't tell that it was gluten free
It was just delicious
Thank you so much Trish for this unexpected delivery!!!
JoJo was happy with fruit cake and goat's milk custard (she's dairy free) while we enjoyed the cheesecakes and had the fruit cake the next evening
And to top it all off a joke from one of the bon bons
Why did the golfer wear an extra pair of trousers?
Answer: In case he got a hole in one!!!
I like the jokes from bon bons even though they are silly they are a lot of fun!!!