Drum roll, drum roll….
‘This’, I declared, ‘is my new favourite dish’, as we all ate dinner together one evening.
Silence. And then contemplation.
‘Mine is that sausage and lentil thing‘ – #1 teenage son.
‘You know mine, Mum – mushroom soup AND you haven’t made it for ages’ – #2 teenage son.
‘Mine’s cheesy jacket potatoes but with tuna added’ – Hella.
‘For me, it’s always Corned Beef and Potato Pie with beetroot and chips’ – my lovely husband. Note to self – maybe the time has come to introduce the blog to this family favourite? What do you think?
Let’s be honest, my favourite dinner changes all the time – every time I cook something new that goes really well, in fact. Although having said that, my fondness for Crispy Duck Pancakes is a constant – you know, the DIY kind with the teeny tiny strips of cucumber + spring onions + hoisin sauce.
But anyway, back to the main event of today … this Tomato and Spinach Curry with hard boiled eggs. Apologies for the less than catchy name – it was a tricky one. ‘Egg curry’ sounds a bit yuck and leaving out any reference to the eggs wasn’t right either. I think we’ll just have to go with it – although all suggestions gratefully received … It’s adapted from a recipe by the New Zealand chef, Karen Martini, in her book, Cooking at Home – a Christmas gift from my lovely husband. He bought it at speed when we spent the festive season down under, so is pretty chuffed that it was a good choice….