Monday, December 28, 2009
It was time for a XMAS house party and I was looking forward to this date because of the turkey!! Thanks again to C who let us host the party at her place. Somehow I love carving the turkey as well as eating it. Most of the items below were ordered in expect for the garlic bread which I attempted but failed to a certain degree. How I failed? ... After cutting the bread I wanted to make the garlic bread by rubbing raw garlic onto the bread surface.
However, it was pretty darn hard to prepare this way. I wasn't sure if I were doing something wrong but I recall someone told me about making it this way and how it would taste much better. I tried one and placed it in the oven but the result was not very ... appetizing. FAILED!
Therefore I resorted back to the old method by mixing finely chopped garlic with some butter and then apply the garlic butter between the slices.
Placed the tray into the oven for 15 minutes at 200C. Apply some finely chopped parsley on top about a minute before it is ready. Pretty good looking right? yeah! It is always the touch of green that makes a world of differences!
As part of the appetizer, we ordered some Caesar Salad, Samosa and Crab Cakes.
The star of the show was of course the turkey!! I think it was a 10kg turkey, a very heavy bird indeed; I know because I carried it! (no cranberry sauce unfortunately, only the good old gravy)
We made some simple pasta as well but I forgot to snap a picture of it because I was busy carving the turkey! As for dessert, we had Mango Tart & Lemon Meringue Tart.
A house party / pot luck party once in a while would be nice!! No need to find a special occasion to host it, it can be a monthly thing! Woohoo!