Netherlands vs Russia

June 24, 2008

russian cup

The Russian Cup
Black Russian

chicken and sweet potato stew

The Netherlands Plate
Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew


little m
2.5 stars

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.

Big M
2 and half stars(cup)
2 stars (plate)

I dunt loike it.
2 stars.

Russia vs Sweden

June 19, 2008

salmon and potato salad

The Russian Plate
Salmon and potato salad


little m
2.5 stars

A simple dish which I’m tempted to call a Russian Caesar salad. OK maybe that’s going a bit far – as a salad it’s quite good. Throw together in a bowl – salmon, boiled potatoes and eggs, (cooked) red onions, and then garnished with mayo and parsley. Serve cold and it’s all too easy.

The potato may be humble but I’m starting to miss having rice based dishes for dinner.

Big M
N/A (cup)
3 stars (plate)

Again we have had to miss the cup out. I thought that Dan Murphy’s would sell something Russian other than vodka but to no avail. Please send in your Russian drinks.

I would be happy to eat this salad for lunch but it’s not quite fancy enough for dinner. I took a leaf out of the Swedish book and again poached the salmon in wine, which was good.
3 stars.