Saturday, 9 June 2012

A Long Weekend Menu

Okay, here’s the plan:


Slice and marinate meat for beef jerky.
Make Lemon Tart for Sunday dinner.

Starter: Black Pepper Prawns
Main: Tandoori Lamb Loin Chops with salad and pappadums
Wine: Traminer Riesling
Dessert: Poached Quinces with ginger and yoghurt.


 Put beef jerky in dehydrator.

Starter: No, better not.
Main: Home-made spinach & ricotta cannelloni.
Wine: a sparkling Shiraz.
Dessert: Lemon* Tart & Cream.

Monday (Queen’s Birthday Holiday)

Try not to eat all the beef jerky.

A ‘Jubilee’ Dinner
(requested by the UK elements.)

Starter: Almond Soup
Wine: Chardonnay.
Main: Roast Beef, roast potatoes, various vegetables.
Wine: Shiraz.
Dessert: Queen of Puddings (of course!).

Tuesday to Friday

Heart Starter: Short black.
Lunch: Something light.
Main: Something poached.
Dessert: Ahhh…I don’t think so.

Stay tuned for a post-weekend update:
as Robbie Burns was known to say, the best laid plans
of mice and men and, indeed possums, ‘gang aft agley’.
* First post had lime instead of lemon.
Error picked up by external quality auditor.
Corrective Action Report initiated.


  1. And how do I wrangle an invite to this long weekend...?

  2. The invite's the easy bit! You are entirely welcome, any time.

  3. What a plan! Hope the Saturday feast went well. I'm toying with the idea of making tamales.. :)

    Nice to see you Lee, hope life has been merry.. x


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