Sorry this post is so long in coming, it has been one crazy week! Our Game of Thrones menu was deliciously successful, as the pictures will show.
We ate in stages all night. Our first course, as it were, was this lovely bowl of mixed good olives, feta cheese, and warm white wine steeped with pepper, bay, clove,and lime. It was very tasty.
While we were snacking, we got the chicken ready. Sliced oranges and lemons underneath. Citrus herb butter under the skin. Salt and pepper on top. Rich butchered the chicken so we each got a half, but the breastbone was gone. It smelled amazing cooking.
Oat bread with dates, candied orange peel, and diced fresh apple in it. Everyone loved this.
Whole grain crusty sourdough bread. Fantastic with honey butter.
Mustard stout deviled eggs. These were topped with a little crunchy sea salt, and were an amazing snack.
Salad with greens from the garden, chopped fresh fennel and fennel fronds, and some fresh green beans. This was topped with a homemade vinaigrette. Yummy.
Cubanelle peppers stuffed with chopped caramelized onions and Italian blend cheese, and warmed just till the cheese was melted and started to brown. These were amazing beyond words. We will be making these again.
Rich preparing roasted beets and carrots tossed in olive oil. Simple and sweet and delicious.
The completed chicken. Drool.
Equal parts blood orange infused vinegar and honey cooked till syrupy as sauce for chicken. Amazing.
Our complete meal, after all the appetizers. Is it any wonder we didn't have room for dessert? We served this with mulled wine, made from home brewed black currant wine, mixed with home brewed red wine, and cardamom, nutmeg, honey, and clove.
These are our naturally dyed Easter Eggs. We used natural ingredients, boiled them with the eggs, and vinegar to create them. We think they are lovely. Starting at the left we used, herbal fruit tea, paprika and dried carrot, blueberry and red cabbage, red onion skin beet skins and cranberries, yellow onion skins, and lastly red tea with turmeric. Next year we will try a green veggie to get green, and try to get purple somehow.
Since we had all these hard boiled eggs lying around, today we had dill deviled eggs and salad for lunch. We decorated the eggs with carrot and fresh dill.
Aren't they cute?