Jun 11th, 2005
Well our little food chat page is now officially one year old. I know this because one of my first Food Chat posts was a question about what kind of 'main dish' one should bring to an end-of-the-year preschool celebration held at 9:30 in the morning. (I went with a fairly unsuccessful blueberry muffin recipe). Now a year later it was once again time for the early morning main dish on Wednesday, although this time the stakes were raised as it was Jay's preschool 'graduation', complete with caps and diplomas and very proud, adorable 5 year olds. I didn't stress it this year. I just went with muffins again, knowing there should be at least one thing I would eat among the trays of egg rolls and chow mein and cake.
I ended up making the muffins at 10:30 the night before, so I went for the easiest muffin recipe in the world, Honey Cornbread Muffins. I'll add the recipe to the site later, it really is simple.
But because one potluck a day is really not enough, we were invited to a post-graduation party that evening. Ian took a long nap after the sugar fest of the morning and Jay collapsed in front of a Power Rangers video, so I had some time to make something a bit more involved. The family who was hosting the potluck is vegetarian, and I started thinking about something with spring onions and feta and eggs (as I had an abundance of all three in my fridge). I wanted to make something kid friendly though too, so I ended up making a mixed batch of turnovers - half Feta & Herb and half Canadian Bacon & Mozzarella.
I made the dough from scratch, which really is not that hard. In fact Jay did most of the rolling out, and had fun with the egg wash and sesame seed decoration. I made the dough, kneaded it, left it to rise, and went to the library with Jay. When I came back it was ready to use. Nice!
The turnovers were a hit, the kids had fun running around, and Jay managed to overturn a lit barbecue pouring its hot coals onto the floor of the garage while all the parents were inside. Luckily someone noticed that the grill had disappeared before the garage and nearby combustibles could explode into a ball of flame. So, a successful celebration I think. Oh, and now my baby is all done with preschool and will be heading off to Kindergarten in the fall. I feel old, and proud, and a little teary, and did I mention old?