A couple of weekends ago, Jac and I went to a quiz night with my siblings and their partners. It was a fundraiser for Jac’s hockey club.
We all brought food, of course.
Jac made her savoury eggs (some people call them deviled eggs).
Jac’s never written her recipe down – it’s all done by feel and taste (I help with the taste-testing :)). She boils eggs, scoops out the yolks and mixes them with curry powder, mustard powder, Worchestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, black pepper, chopped parsley, tomato sauce and mayonnaise.
She used a piping bag to fill the egg white halves with the egg yolk mix, then topped each one with a sprig of fresh parsley. The trick is to use small eggs so that each savoury egg is a perfect mouthful. Jumbo-sized eggs are a big too large for most mouths. :)
When Jac saw this photo she told me she’d love to wear a t-shirt with a picture of savoury eggs on it. What do you think – should I get a savoury egg t-shirt made for her?
Juji made chicken and vegetable turnovers, puff pastry pillows filled with chicken, corn, carrot and potato. They were freshly baked and we were all chuffed to discover they were still warm. To our delight, there was a second layer of turnovers waiting when we got through this first lot. They were really tasty. I wonder if Juji will share the recipe on her blog sometime (hint hint)?
CW and M brought a wonderful selection of cold meats, cheeses and dips, including ham, silverside and Twiggy sticks (salami sticks).
The crunchy sour gherkins wrapped in ham were tasty little morsels. It was rather dangerous sitting next to them and the Twiggy sticks, which are terribly moreish!
Angela made yummy chewy Cherry Ripe cookies. At this point CW and M revealed they’d packed a large thermos of hot water and brought along tea bags, milk and cups so we could all enjoy a cuppa!
Juji had been busy cooking for the quiz night! She also made a batch of peanut butter and choc chip blondies. Juji’s posted a recipe for salty peanut butter blondies (the quiz night ones were unsalted) at her site. Her recipe is a Jamie Oliver recipe adaptation. If you like peanut butter, you’ll love these.
Last of all, Juji and Jay brought cherries.
Whenever I see cherries, I remember one of the last Christmases when my late grandma Mama was still well. This was before my brother’s kids were born. Juji’s present to the family was a big batch of cherries. Mama sat at the table with us “kids” while we played Trivial Pursuit. She was perfectly content sitting there in among all the noise and laughter, talking to no one while eating cherries at a speed I never imagined she was capable of. I always smile when I think of Mama eating cherries at Christmas.
I always enjoy checking out the food on the other tables. One of the tables next to us had homemade sausage rolls. What’s the best food you’ve seen at a quiz night?
So how did we go at the quiz night?
We were probably coming fourth or fifth for the first few rounds. We surprised ourselves by taking the lead after Round 6. Unfortunately, Round 7 featured lots of rugby questions. None of us knows much about rugby, so we bombed out that round.
Round 8 was the final round and featured more sports questions, but thankfully this time, a mix of sports (cricket, tennis, swimming, AFL, basketball etc) – we managed 9 out of 10 for that round. But there was no recovering after our dismal rugby round. Nothing against rugby – it’s just not a sport any of us follow.
Revealed at this quiz night: I’m the only one of my siblings/our partners who knows who Lorenzo Lamas is. A question for my sister who lives in Sydney, who wasn’t with us at the quiz night: you know who Lorenzo Lamas is, right? :D