My girlfriend’s nanny is so awesome when it comes to working with kids. She and her husband are from the UK and I thought it’d be a nice gesture to make her family a “British Lunch” this past Sunday. Her Dad and Mum are visiting from the UK as well and I thought I’d get some pretty good feedback from them on how well it turned out.
I found Jamie Oliver’s “Jamie’s Great Britain” cookbook (http://amzn.to/qFmHSo) and used that for inspiration and guidance. The measurement for each recipe are in American Standard which help with the metric conversions I thought I’d need to do. So, that gives the book a few stars to begin with.
Empire Chicken, Superb Pork Loin, King of Mash : Irish Champ, Victoria Sponge, and Welsh Cakes
Everyone ate a lot, and although the desserts were chilled to keep them somewhat fresh, everyone appeared to enjoy the food and commented nicely. We finished up dessert with a nice tawny port, very delish!
I was really happy to do this for someone that gives so much on a daily basis, I’m looking forward to doing something like this again sometime soon too, maybe if it’s even to serve a Victoria Sponge moments after taking it out of the oven.
So much yum!