Saturday, 21 September 2013
Southern Saturday - Mike's birthday party
I served the ranch with carrot batons and crisps, but no one ate the crisps. I don't even know if anyone other than Mike ate the ranch because I was busy in the kitchen making the rest of the food. I did get to try it, and it was really tasty. There's loads left, so I'll get to try it with the crisps tomorrow.
I made the enchiladas with Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food enchilada sauce, Viva Vegan! tortillas, and Tesco smoked cheese. They fell apart a bit, but they were super tasty. If I make these again, I would probably use store-bought tortillas just to avoid the hassle. Because some of my tortillas fell apart before we could fill them, I still have filling left! I might have to make a mini batch of tortillas and have breakfast tacos at some point.
I really, really liked the corn. It was nice and creamy with a good balance of sweet and salty. I usually don't get to eat corn as a side because Mike isn't a huge fan, so I try to make it when I'm feeding multiple people. Having made this, I now really want to try the corn casserole.
The cabbage was OK, though I'm not a huge fan of cabbage at the best of times and usually only eat it in stir fry. However, it was so stupid easy to make. This would be a great side for a weekday meal. I would maybe use a bit less sugar and just let it caramelise on its own if I made it again.
Everyone seemed to like the food, and we had almost no leftovers. And because of the dishwasher, I was able to clean as I went, so the rest of the cleanup won't be too bad. Woo!