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Potato salad can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be.  Mines is easy – always easy – simply some mayo, baby potatoes and thinly sliced spring onions all mixed together in one big bowl.  There is one wee trick though and thats to ensure the potatoes are not too soft or it will just taste like mashed potato – stop the potatoes from boiling when they are al dente ( I know thats a term for pasta but it works! lol)  –  I love my potato salad – especially when on my plate with some flavoured rice and chicken!

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As you all know from my previous post I am soooo proud that I managed to make top notch yorkies!  So I decided to make some mini toad in the holes for my Jubilee Celebration.  Here is the recipe for my yorkies – https://kscookinginthekitchen.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/yorkshire-puddings/ and then simply add one or two chunks of cooked sausage (I made some links the night before) before putting in the oven.  I served with some buttered baby potatoes and I made some onion gravy – but to be honest – its too complicated to post the method for making the gravy cos I ‘steal’  it when I am making stewed sausage – so when I make my legendary stewed sausage I will post the recipe then – I plan to within the next week or two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jubilee weekend is here but I wont make jubilee themed cupcakes like everyone else will – I do not enjoy baking but I like the idea of pretty things sitting on a cake stand.  Cake stands look wonderful!  So – I decided to to put some beautiful sandwiches on a union flag patterned cake stand. 

On the top tier I got some flour wraps and put garlic cream cheese and french garlic sausage, rolled them up, put in the fridge overnight and then cut at angles – delish!  I have to admit we ate a few – the smell was too tempting! lol

On the middle tier are some cucumber sandwiches – not just cucumber cos that would be mega boring now wouldnt it? lol – So I got a slice of white bread, spread it with cheese n chive spread, brown sliced bread on top, buttered it and added 9 thin slices of cucumber before putting another white slice of bread on top.   Then on top of these 3 tiered sandwiches I put another layer of 9 thin slices of cucumber on top, cut the crusts off and then cut into 9 squares and secured with a wee union flag stick!

On the bottom tier are rolls halved with the expected coronation chicken on them!  Cheats coronation chicken of course cos its me! lol.  3 chicken fillets oven baked, cooled then cut into small chunks.  Then about 200 grams of mayo, 150 grams of mango chutney – I used Asdas special mango, apple and ginger chutney – I dare you to smell it without allowing your saliva to form in your mouth – IMPOSSIBLE!  And then about 4 or 5 teaspoons of medium curry powder.  Mix together and hey presto!