19 November 2017
Sarah is flying home to spend Christmas with us and Kat will be on leave so we will be having a very special time together. I want everything to be perfect (it won’t be!) so I have already started planning menus etc. Sarah is vegan and when I saw Bosh’s latest video recipe for Christmas Dinner featuring a Portobello Mushroom Wellington I decided to test it out. In other words I gave instructions to my House Chef (aka Paul) to bake it.
The Wellington was fairly straightforward, bake the Portobello mushrooms, mix some pecan nuts, chestnuts, garlic, seeded bread, herbs, a dash of white wine and stock, seasoning, wrap it all up in some short crust pastry and bake for 40 minutes. I regarded it with some suspicion as Paul served it up with some peas and cherry chutney but it was absolutely delicious.
On Christmas Day it will be served with all the trimmings, roast potatoes, gravy etc. I’m just not sure how I’m going to get the turkey in the oven at the same time.