Sandwich & preparing for New Year’s Eve

by Milou

I spent the last couple of days with April, a Danish friend of mine that I met back in Barcelona, as she was here for the holidays. We have been brainstorming a lot about the New Year’s Eve dinner. We will be celebrating New Year’s with 3 of her friends and the idea is just to prepare a nice meal and enjoy it together. After midnight we will probably be going out to watch some fireworks and maybe attend a party if we stumble upon one. The menu for now is as follows:

Starter:

– Salmon with fresh lime and fennel

(served with cava)

Main course:

– Roast beef with beetroot and green beans

– Homemade vegan mushroom/broccoli ravioli with green pesto

– Side salad

(served with red wine)

Dessert:

– Raw chocolate cake

– Kransekake (traditional danish cake made of rings of marzipan)

– Lime & Basil sorbet

– Banana & Ginger sorbet

(served with champagne)

I’m pretty excited about it! I’m in charge of the raw cake which I just finished and is now in the fridge, ready for tomorrow. It’s the first time I’m trying it but it looks pretty awesome (now let’s hope it also tastes good). I got the recipe in a new cookbook I got for my birthday: 250 pages of recipes only with chocolate: you can imagine how happy I was with it!

Me and April are also making the ravioli (as we prefer not eating the meat main dish): we tried them out yesterday and after a couple of tries we got the right proportions in dough and filling and we are pretty confident we can make it tomorrow.

To get a break from all the elaborated food we are planning and making these last days, here is a simple but fresh and filling sandwich I made a couple of days ago: pesto, a boiled (organic!) egg, cottage cheese, arugula & cucumber. Enjoy and happy 2014!

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