June 27, 2008
The Spanish Plate
Chicken in garlic sauce with baked potatoes
Spain is the new black. Italy is out, and Spain is in. It is fast becoming one of my favourite cuisines. So here’s to getting through to the finals! Another winning dish – it just needed another veg side to make it a perfect score. The baked potatoes are always a crowd pleaser, and the chicken was surprisingly not too garlicky. Just right.
A night off on the drinking.
Another Spanish winner. You are supposed to use sherry in the dish but we substituted it with Rosso vermouth! It worked for us as the chicken is very tender after only 20 minutes of simmering. The potatoes were a simple par boil then mix in with olive oil and salt and into the oven 220 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes.
June 24, 2008
The Russian Cup
The Netherlands Plate
Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew
Saturday was a huge day for planning the week’s menus and grocery shopping. I thought we were on the down hill slide now, with a few nights off, but actually we have missed quite a few cups so we’ll try to make them up. The first one is a Black Russian – which technically isn’t even Russian. Oops!
I thought there was orange in the Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew, but there wasn’t. I quite like sweet potato and this dish is okay but I wouldn’t bother with it again.
Talking about dishes – check out these well dressed European men in football.
I dunt loike it.
June 15, 2008
The Greek Cup
The Greek Plate
Chicken and Lamb Souvlaki with Greek salad
These are two tried and tested dishes from Greece. The souvlaki is always a winner and was nicely complemented by the fresh flavours of the salad. Warm up the pita bread just before serving to wrap your meat and salad around. This is a great meal for the weekend or a summer BBQ on holidays.
Mythos was the only Greek cup I could find and assume that it is not the best lager Greece has to offer. It would be like only being able to get your hands on a VB in Greece and calling all Australian beer rubbish.
We fired up the Weber for this one, like the Greeks we cook the souvlaki over hot coals. This is nothing new to us we do it all the time so it was expectantly grand! We used Dodoni fetta for the Greek salad and is authentically Greek. It was very good and only $6.