I am of course talking about what happens when you neglect your blog. I look at the list of unpublished posts, not even thinking about the posts I have meant to write which have been deleted from my memory. A pitiful effort...but I have a plan. Every Thursday, I shall unleash the Thursday tidbit. Shorter, snappier, better.
So first up, a lovely event organised by we are social and held at The Hospital Club, to try and figure out a mystery ingredient, all used within a variety of dishes. All we were told was that the dishes all used a common readily available and oft used ingredient, with some created by the attending ambassador for this brand, Paul Rankin, and others by the team behind the brand. So what was it?
First two dishes, chicken quesadillas (cheesy loveliness) and a grilled chicken with a mango salsa (well cooked, and nice with the salsa). Hmm, a common ingredient, chicken would be too obvious, surely?
Next up, spag bol and shepherds pie. Hmm, I think I have an idea now. The sweetness in the spag bol kind of gives it away. I think someones been a bit heavy handed with the old squeezy bottle...
Asian style salmon salad is a total no go area for me, but sort of confused now. Surely nothing squeezy is in this dish? Curry was pleasant, and makes me think my initial guess is right. Yup, sticking to my guns.
The secret ingredient was of course Ketchup, an ingredient endorsed not only by Paul Rankin, but also by my mum (she makes an excellent sweet and sour pork, incorporating ketchup). The cap off the night, our dessert was ketchup cake, which no matter how disgusting it sounds, was delicious. I may even try ketchup with my cornflakes in the morning...
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