Sunday, October 30, 2011

Circumstance and no Pomp

It was the day after "The Last Night of the Proms" today.

We were all tired and didn't want to make much effort to cook dinner. We decided on an easy roast of beef.

Rare roast beef with potatoes, parsnip, kumara and broccoli. The roast vegetables were covered in chopped rosemary, sea salt and olive oil. Janice roasted them in a very hot oven for an hour, taking the beef out after 45 min to let it rest. She made gravy with the meat drippings and a mustard sauce with whole mustard, ground mustard, tapioca flour and red wine.

Janice and Robert obviously partied harder and longer than Jennifer and Terry because the first game of crib resulted in a double skunk to J & T and unfortunately the other two games, while close were also won by J&T.

But to be fair, Janice and Robert were distracted by Terry's hair - he had red streaks put in for the Proms - they were supposed to wash out but they haven't...

However, we were still a bit washed out as we forgot to take a photo of the lovely dessert...  strawberries, grapes, kirsch and vanilla accompanied by whipped cream and coconut custard.

Coconut Custard
1 tin coconut cream
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp tapioca flour
1 tbsp vanilla sugar

Mix the last three ingredients to a smooth cream in a saucepan, add the coconut cream. Bring to the boil stirring constantly. Allow to cool.

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