Wednesday, January 03, 2007

From the sublime to...


From the sublime to..., originally uploaded by rhino75.

...the ridiculous. Distressingly, these are the contents of my fridge. I'm thinking of running a "Ready, Steady, Cook"-stylee competition to anyone who can come up with a proper meal using these ingredients. The prize will be that you don't have to come round for dinner. There's also a special bonus prize for the person who can tell me why I have quite so many lemons. (Click on the pic to see all the labels).

11 comments:

Boz said...

To be fair - the fridge looks quite clean. Well. Cleaner than mine, anyway.

Lemons - Lemon meringue pie?
Or just lots of G+T's....

frog with a blog said...

I'm easy. Cheese and Champers! Yay! I'm coming over!

rhino75 said...

Boz, good to hear from you! Of course it's clean - I may not be very good at shopping but I'm no fridge-slut. Lemon meringue pie is a pretty good suggestion actually, as it would do away with the lemons and pastry, but I would need to "invest" in some eggs. Still, well done. Micke, I was hoping for something a little more imaginative from a creative cook such as yourself - such as a stollen salad, perhaps? But you know you're always welcome round here anyway - we'll just get p*ssed and order pizza. Again. ;D

frog with a blog said...

Well I did try my best, but could just focus on the Champagne. I thought about lemon pie too but you would need eggs to make meringue. OK, let me try:


Put the content of the fast-food plastic dish in some of the dough , add the double cream (that you hid behind the yoghurt!!!), then sprinkle with Comté. The whole thing should be completely covered by the dough, like a calzone. Make a little chimney so that it doesn't explode in the oven though. Spread a little bit of water instead of egg yolk on top to get a nice golden look.
Put in oven 30 minutes.

Serve with lettuce. Make a dressing out of lemon, water and a few drops of Champagne as a substitute for vinegar.

Dessert: Make small circles out of the rest of the dough. Put a slice of lemon on each piece, a few drops of the cream and pieces of chocolate on it.
Put in oven until dough gets golden. Yay, you've got yourself some nice lemon and chocolate tarts!

Of course, drink champagne throughout and call me to help you with that.

Is that better? Are you happy now?

rhino75 said...

You are officially a culinary genius!!

le Meg said...

Step one: cut up the stollen bread into thin slices. Coat each slice with a thin layer of coconut-flavoured Activa. Microwave until bread is sunken and curdled. While still warm, roll in finely chopped parsley. Top with cheese and a dollop of crème frâiche. Voilà - crostini!

Step two: melt expensive chocolate over low heat in a double-boiler. Slowly dip every individual roquette leaf into the chocolate, then lay to dry on parchment paper.

Step three: roll the sheet of pâte brisée onto a flat surface. Empty the contents (room temperature) of the ready-meal into the center of the circle. Bring the edges of the pastry around the mound to make a "purse." Wait near an open window for an unsuspecting passerby. Drop load.

Step four: Collect the now-dry chocolate leaves and bring them to the corner of your favorite room. Build yourself a nest. Sit in the center and juggle your lemons, the champagne (quite obviously) by your side.

rhino75 said...

This is my favourite suggestion yet, Meg, if only because dipping each individual leaf of rocket into chocolate sounds like something only the very best chefs would do. I can't help but think you took the easy way out with the pastry, but you redeemed yourself with the nest idea. A braver man than myself might even (armed with a thermometer) attempt a spun-sugar hat to complete the ensemble. Possibly for Easter?

Babsbitchin said...

Very impressive, Frog has come up with something quite edible, huh? Do you put the lemons in your water?

How have you been Darling?
Kisses

frog with a blog said...

Thank you Babs, I think I should've won this one, really! Although I really like Le Meg's nest idea.

nardac said...

drink both the bottles then throw the fridge out the window. (I have to admit that I'm just copying what Sid woulda done).

rhino75 said...

Nardac, hahahahahahaha!! I'm surprised he hasn't. You're the only person with direct experience of rustling up a meal from the rhino larder - and during a powercut to boot, so you win the "voice of authority" prize!!