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Post  marg binns on Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:46 pm

Rumi wrote:Never made a punch, sorry.

I don't like mudcake either.  It's too heavy for me lol.

Cheesecake sounds good  Very Happy   Trifle goes a long way at Christmas too.

I'm not too much help I know Neutral 


 The original  American  mudcake is nice not  like our Aussie version of it..the name mud  indicates  soil so  the cake would be in a flower pot ( new  ceramic / glass one )  not old one from yard lol  ..you  make / buy  choc cake crumble it all up ..put layer of cake then layer of whipped cream ..repeat until pot is ful ..grate some choc over the top and serve ..it is not dry and heavy like we have over here
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Post  hicc's on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:19 pm

If you're thinking of mudcake for the kids Feral consider doing mudcake muffins..

You can make up a batch and freeze them till you need them..

I cheat and use packet mix, but when I defrost them I either drizzle a bit of melted chocolate on them OR

you can buy tubs of icing and then put some little icing decorations on them.. kids love em Smile
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Post  feral on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:10 pm

that's ok Rumi thanks for replying lol, will try the net and see how I go Smile

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Post  Rumi on Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:56 pm

Never made a punch, sorry.

I don't like mudcake either. It's too heavy for me lol.

Cheesecake sounds good Very Happy  Trifle goes a long way at Christmas too.

I'm not too much help I know Neutral 
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Post  feral on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:33 pm

Am having a huge bash on NYE, probably just a bbq.

Any ideas for  a good punch and not sure about dessert either, want something easy and quick, not taking up too much room in the fridge.

Was thinking of serving some fresh fruit and maybe cheesecake and then a mudcake for the kids?  HELP

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Post  feral on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:29 pm

Any new recipe ideas?

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:58 pm

Roast Pork with crackle
Leg Ham
Chicken
Fruit salads
Pavlovas
Punch
Fresh Prawns
1 case of Jim Beam and Cola

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Post  feral on Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:10 am

We tend to have the same sorts of things each year,

usually roast pork and chicken with some fresh prawns

No one really likes turkey as it's sometimes too dry, but I bought an organic one a few years back and it was really tasty,

We have left overs for a couple of days.

Usually buy a ham too a few days before xmas, and just eat it off the bone as well.

We have lots of cherries and other seasonal fruits, ice cream and panettone too, which is an Italian christmas bread, we dont usually have pudding etc, but we make up a frozen type with icecream, cherries, nuts etc its delicious.
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Post  Boots on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:45 am

So what's on the Christmas menu this year guys? Very Happy

Roast Pork with extra crackle
Ham
Chicken
Potato Salad

and I have no idea what else lol! So disorganised this year.
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Post  Rumi on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:49 pm

Good idea Peace. I have leftovers and will buy some prawns tomorrow yummm
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Post  peace on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:25 pm

that salad sounds like it would be nice with prawns added to it rumi.
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Post  Rumi on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:15 pm

I only discovered Ranch a couple of years ago too in an awesome potatoe salad

The grapes and the pineapple were really good but I omitted the marshmallows

I love prawns too Gimp and treat myself to some every Saturday Very Happy
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Post  Yodas Missus on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:15 pm

Ranch dressing is my favourite and I only discovered it a couple of years ago (for which my waistline is probably grateful) lol

The marshmallows don't sound too good and I don't think I'd been keen on putting grapes in it, but other than that it sounds pretty good.

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Post  feral on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:08 pm

I like simple salads/dressings and dont like too many ingredients not sure if thats for me Rumi lol.

Good timing for this thread, cant wait to get into xmas and those prawns and ham mmmmmmmm

Prawns, yum havent had them in months
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Post  Rumi on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:03 pm

I made that tonight instead of tomorrow and it's delicious. A nice change/variation on coleslaw

The dressing needed a bit of ooomph though so I added some Ranch to it
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Post  Rumi on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:22 pm

Thought I might try this instead of the usual coleslaw this year. Will make it tomorrow night as a test run just in case I don't like it. Will substitute the celery seed for some finely chopped celery. I will probably omit the marshmallows too, although I have some in the pantry



Pineapple Grape Coleslaw


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon celery seed
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (about 1 small head)
  • 1/2 sweet red onion, very thinly sliced vertically
  • 2 cups minature marshmallows, optional
  • 1 cup green seedless grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, honey, and celery seed until well-combined.


Place cabbage, red onion, marshmallows, grapes, and pineapple in a large mixing bowl. Top with the mayonnaise and sour cream dressing mixture and gently toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Cover and refrigerate 4 hours before serving to allow flavors to meld.


Pineapple grape coleslaw may be made a day in advance.


Yield: About 10 servings
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Post  feral on Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:44 pm

G'day Peeps! Happy Xmas to you all



Wow what a day, we had a big lunch at our place, we finished cleaning up and are now relaxing, my feet are killing me:

We had my MILs broth, some lasagne the mrs made along with the usual roast pork, turkey and fresh prawns

and lots of salads, potatoes and pumpkin etc too.



We had panettone, trifle, pav, mud cake and fruit salad for pudding, along with other odds and ends family bought along,

We made up a couple of punches and had some wine and beer along with a few bottles of spirits,

coke, oj, fanta, sparkling apple etc too,



Wow Im glad thats just once a year its alot of work, am doing sweet f*ck all tomrw! lol



My wifes family is organised, they all agree on who brings what and there are so many left overs, we all share them, the fridge is chockers.



I think I gained 5 kgs too, pmsl



Did everyone else have fun?
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Post  daniel on Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:18 pm


I am cooking a Roast Pork over twice the period of time I am used to, to get meat that shakes off the bone.
Chicken, Ham, Turkey, Prawns, Salads and deserts. The usual sunday cook up affraid . Just joking.

lol!

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Re: Christmas recipe ideas - food and drinks

Post  daniel on Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:38 pm

Rumi wrote:Should look something like this ...



I just had a plate of that Rumi. I never made it of course, the Weber is more my thing and
roast veges. Smile



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Re: Christmas recipe ideas - food and drinks

Post  Guest on Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:57 pm

This goes great with turkey, for those who have turkey


CARROT and PINEAPPLE JELLY

1 can crushed pineapple
1 carrot grated
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 lemon jelly
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon gelatine or agar agar
1 tablespoon chopped mint

Make jelly with boiling water and gelatine. Add all other ingredients and refrigerate

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Post  frazz on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:34 pm

OOPSIE that is 500 grams, not 50 grams of mixed fruit.
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Post  frazz on Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:31 pm

Me Mum's Yummo Mango Fruit Cake....

1 x 425 gram tin of Mango slices in Natural Juice

50grams mixed dried fruit

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups SR flour

1 1/2 teaspoons bi-carb soda

2 eggs lightly beaten

Grease and line with baking paper a 15cm x 25cm loaf pan (Mum uses a square tin).

Put undrained mangoes in a pan and mash with potato masher, add fruit, water. Bring to boil and simmer uncovered for 1 min.

Allow to cool.

Stir in eggs, bi carb and sifted flour, mix well and pour into prepared pan.

Cook in moderate oven @ about 160 centigrade for 1 hour.

Cool in pan.

It is delish and freezes well.
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Post  Yodas Missus on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:36 pm

If I reclined on Christmas day after all the food and drink I think I would lapse into a coma!
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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:29 pm

I have to do all the work before, during and after. Don't get a chance to recline

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:52 pm

Marg wrote:I like the idea of the hammocks for after swimming flower

Works for me Very Happy

or a lounge that is a recliner


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