Annual trip to the Lakes and cooking for 15 !
Spent much of today shopping for our week in the Lakes. We will be sharing a large house in Little Langdale with my in-laws and my 2 sister -in- laws and their families. And I get to do all the cooking – by choice I have to add. It gives me the chance to pretend I am running a small restaurant!
So, I have sorted out the evening menu for the next 7 days and done all the shopping.
FRIDAY – A huge pot of beef and pork ragu with fettuccine followed by pan fried plums in white wine and a raspberry balsamic glaze.
SATURDAY – Starter – Tomato, Basil and tomato salad followed by chicken thighs wrapped in jamon serrano served with green beans pan fired in garlic and butter and new potatoes.
SUNDAY – Mushrooms oven baked with garlic, chilli and coriander butter followed by 2 large legs of Tikka Lamb served with an Indian Crushed Salad.
MONDAY – Starter of cold meats, dips and olives followed by ham and nettle frittata with a tomato sauce.
TUESDAY – Starter of bruschetta with basil pesto, shaved parmesan and chopped tomatoes followed by Spicy Pork tenderloin in a red pepper and cream sauce and basmati rice.
WEDNESDAY – Starter – green salad with a french dressing followed by salmon fillets in a lime and coriander mayonnaise with warm crushed salted new potatoes.
THURSDAY – Starter to be decided followed by a green lentil hotpot with belly pork, chorizo, sausages and black pudding and warm bread.
I have also provided a gigantic selection of cheeses each night to follow each main course.
Hope they are going to like it!
It is lots of fun and my 2 sisters in law and my mother in law appreciate a week of no cooking – so I get lots of Brownie Points there!
Lots of walks to build up an appetite during the day. Should be a good week – will report back on my return – most of the recipes above can be found on this blog.
Whatever you are up to – enjoy!