Here's a way to cook vegetables ahead of time without having mushy vegetables for dinner. Blanching vegetables is a cook ahead technique that's good for broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, green beans , and asparagus. Heat a large pot of salted water to a boil. In a large bowl, fill with half ice and water.
Ingredients 1 (2 to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, chopped 6 cups chicken stock Nutmeg Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Cut squash into 1-inch chunks.
I am always looking for appetizer ideas, especially around New Years time, and at Christmas this year, my vegetarian aunt came up with this one. Why my vegetarian aunt thought of meatball wellington, I will never know, but who cares, it is a fantastic idea! Her idea was wrapping each meatball individually, but I thought that was too much work. I made the meatballs into a mini meatloaf and wrapped it similar to an actual beef wellington which is normally made with a whole beef tenderloin. Instead of the mushroom paste normally between the meat and pastry crust, I made a tomato sauce that was super thick and pasty. Making the pasty sauce, a recipe is below.
“Toad in the hole,” a weird name for a dish, isn’t it? Usually in America it refers to an egg cooked in the hole cut out of a piece of bread. But in England, it’s sausages cooked in what is essentially Yorkshire pudding .