COOKING FOR ONE ... or ONE AND A FRIEND

Demonstrator:              To be confirmed

Group Leader:              Sandy Sanbrook & Betty McDonald, 01292 479083

Venue:                          Prestwick Community Centre, Caerlaverock Road, Prestwick

Day and time:               To be confirmed


Did you know that the average person in Britain owns six recipe books yet makes the same nine meals over and over again? Are you amazed, or do you recognise yourself?  

Whatever kind of cook we are, we can always do with some new ideas and that is the aim of this group which meets once a month – to introduce some new recipes to our repertoire. 


WE ARE DESPERATELY LOOKING FOR A NEW DEMONSTRATOR. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT BETTY MCDONALD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE


For the past year, we have been extremely fortunate to have as our demonstrator, Anne McLanachan.  Not only has Anne run her own business, but she was also a lecturer and is currently a demonstrator, in great demand.  Here she is, on the right with her assistant Annie on the left, having completed her final demonstration.  She looks delighted! 

         

However, she has decided to hang up her wooden spoon and take a well deserved rest!  How are we going to replace her?  Impossible!  What are we going to do?  Well that remains to be seen! 

Group members are keen for the group to continue so we are all currently scratching our heads for different ideas and formats for our monthly meetings.  If any of you reading this have any suggestions (whether you are/would like to be a member or not) please let me know.



Report from "Party, party, party!"

The last meeting of the group for this session was a light-hearted affair, with lots of laughs and even more eating.  Anne prepared several dishes which were suitable for just one or two but could also be easily scaled up. Here are

Sausage rolls big night out ! (I just love the name!)
Dragon's party rice (This was a recipe from Annie, Anne's little helper, and we wondered if she was the dragon in the title!)
And finally, an appetising way to present cold meat - in this case rolling the slices of ham round an asparagus spear.

                                    


Report from "When the boat comes in". 

Here are some of the delicious fish dishes made by our demonstrator, Anne,

Indian spiced smoked mackerel, served on a bed of cooling raita
Baked smoked haddock, egg and cheese pots and
Pan fried sea bass with sauteed broccoli, garlic and chilli, served with a balsamic sauce.   

Everyone agreed they were delicious and, despite the description, easy to make.

I guess we'll all be having "a fishy in a little dishy" quite often over the next few weeks!

     


Report from "Easter - but not eggs!"

An imminent visit from her daughter prompted Anne to produce several dishes suitable for both Easter visitors but also suitable to make for just one or two. 
    


Report from "Sweet dreams are made of this, Who am I to disagree?"

Our dreams became reality at our last meeting.  Here are just three of the desserts which Anne produced - lemon posset, individual baked Alaskas and individual ginger cheesecakes.


     



Report from "Auld claes and parritch"

Despite the terrible weather there was a good turn out for the first meeting of 2018 and members were rewarded with some delicious warming soups and main courses.

Just look at the pictures of the Haggis pie which was served with whisky sauce and the pot of Cullen Skink.  Is your mouth watering? Ours certainly were!

                

            

                                        








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