Monday, April 26, 2010

Not Quite an ANZAC Remembrance Day

ANZAC Day has come again and for me, amongst other things, it has a different significance. Yes, whenever this day of remembrance comes around it means I'm a year older.

Planning a menu to serve 30+ of my closest friends and family is quite a conundrum. With all my other commitments I am time poor and I feel like I've exhausted my full repertoire of recipes. I also do not desire to be slaving in the kitchen and miss the point of the day altogether.

The answer came from an ever reliable source, my television, of course! As me and my wife were pondering this yearly dilemma a supermarket ad came on...and as they say, the rest is history.

So, apart from the requisite noodle dish, it was a mainly western lineup of dishes with a 6+kg roast beef as the centrepiece.

leftovers from the night before

I also should mention that the wife and I attempted our first fondant cake.

No recipe on this post though but just a collection of photos I took the day after...of the leftovers.


LCAAAa said...

Food looks great, no need to comment about the taste. I'm sure no one could speak with their mouth full! The cake looks awesome!

The Beancounter said...

Thanks LCAAAa! Wish you guys were here to share the food with us!

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diyowel said...

ang ganda naman ng cake! Its beauty is in its simplicity!

The Beancounter said...

thanks diyowel...courtesy of my dear wife (w/ a little help from me)...