Seeing as we hadn’t seen C___ for a while, we decided it was time to invite him round for a MeatFeast before we were all busy with work, festivities and the likes.
1: The food.
The spread minus the pork and lemon chicken.
The night before the MeatFeast I cut some ox heart off the main piece, defrosted some chicken limbs and a pork shoulder roll. I scored the pork fat and rubbed it with A1 Steak Sauce. I rolled the chicken quarters in honey, cinnamon, lemon and salt, then placing them in a bag and filling it with more salt, lemon and water to marinade. I placed the heart in a bag of water with salt, pepper and chili to marinade. I find that sandwich bags are more than sufficient for small marinades. I also scrubbed some potatoes.
The next morning, whilst the ox heart was simmering in pepper and cream, I started work on the tart.
Plum, Peach and Cream Tart.
-1 can peaches (or fresh peaches and juice, if you’re not feeling lazy)
-300g plum jam
-greased or nonstick baking tray
1: Mash the juice and butter together with the flour, leave to cool in the fridge.
2: Once cool, roll it out, fit it into the pan and bake in the oven at 200C until firm but not solid.
3: Spread the jam and layer the peaches.
4: Bake at 160C until the crust is solid.
I also prepared a batter for the potatoes and some chicken wings.
-200g goose fat
-flour, salt and peppered as desired
1: Blend the fat and eggs together.
2: Roll the dry potatoes and wings first in the fat, next in the flour.
3: Place in the oven or deep fat frier until cooked-through and crisp.
Meanwhile, a whole chicken, some lemony chicken quarters and a small pork joint were roasting nicely in the oven. At the very end I sauteed brussels sprouts in chicken grease.
About half the chicken, 1/3 of the pork, all the wings, half the heart, half the potatoes, 2/3 the sprouts and 3/4 of the pie was gone by the end.
2: The drinks.
It was early in the afternoon, C___ is not currently able to drink much and Jon was driving C___ home, so there wasn’t much drinking going off, at least not by our standards. We had some beer and energy drinks for C___ and some wine for Jon and beer for me to enjoy later.
Jon’s modest glass of wine. Mug for scale.
3: The entertainment.
Again, due to the time shortage we didn’t do much. Watched a few of the Bouncer Channel videos and generally just chatted.
4: The setting.
Decorations were up, the house was warm and the food was kept on the coffee table in the middle of the room, away from the mess in the kitchen. Nothing more in particular.