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    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Life in Raro as We Know It -Team Raro has an Outing

    After our quite Lo-Al Day, we got back into it.
    Lana was determined to get The Graham Green, right, so she made it from a recipe we found on the Internet and a big improvement
    We only used the little cocktail glasses, as it was midday

    So it was Cold Roast Pork and Ms Lana’s excellent German Potato Salad for lunch.

    Lana got this recipe off a website, that she subscribes to
    She thought this sounded interesting and we did like it
    Girls in the kitchen

    Went particularly well with the cold roast Pork.

    2 tablespoon sugar
    1 cucumber peeled quartered. Seeded and cut into ¼ inch slice
    ½ cup white vinegar
    ½ tsp dried dill
    S &P

    3 pounds small red potatoes scrubbed and sliced ¼ inch thin
    ½ cup white vinegar

    8 slice of bacon chopped
    1 onion minced
    ¼ cup olive oil
    ¼ cup coarse grain mustard
    ¼ cup chopped parsley

    Turn the cucumbers into a quick pickle
    Add sugar, vinegar, dill and salt to cucumbers
    Leave 20 minutes
    Bring potatoes, ½ cup vinegar, 1 tsp salt and 8 cups of water to boil
    Simmer till just tender,10-15 minutes
    Drain and return to pot

    While potatoes cooking
    Make dressing
    Fry bacon in large skillet over med heat until crisp

    Discard all except for 2 tablespoons fat
    Add olive oil
    Add onion and cook to soften just lightly browned

    Drain cucumber,
    Reserve juice
    Whisk juice with mustard and 1 tsp pepper
    Add to skillet, bring to simmer

    Pour dressing over warm potatoes and leave to absorb the dressing
    About 20 minutes
    Stir parsley, drained cucumber and bacon into potatoes
    Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary
    Transfer to serving bowl and serve
    It will keep a day in airtight container in the fridge

    Very nice.
    Quiet day, people grabbed rays when available
    Mr Heinz laboured over the Jigsaw

    6pm Start Old people’s hours.
    The compulsory photo.
    The camera person moi was a little previous on the shot

    Here ya that's better

    Off to Waterline. To be fair it was early but we did want to see the sunset..
    We were joined by Tim and Tina, The Tipitinas. They are on their last days.

    Waterline was a great favourite of ours from previous visits… the first time we went there with Sheryl and Michael 2005. God hasn’t that time flown.
    So off we went again.
    We all ordered cocktails. We think that we should take a hip flask with some vodka or something just for a little top up, we have found them a bit weak. But pretty though.

    Anyway, something worked, as you can see, from the shape we all ended up,
    Maybe it might have had something to do with the many bottle of wine, consumed!
    Ate the Ika Mata… Sorry restaurants, you cant shape up to the men in our family’s versions. Dan and Chris Rock

    Parrot fish was fish of the day, mine came with a nice mushroom sauce. Tasty.

    The Team Shot

    So the alcohol kicked in

    Then the band came out. They were excellent,

    Chris the owner did a set as well. Musical family.
    We did have a good time but it was an expensive night out.
    Probably enhanced, by the large pre-dinner cocktails and a substantial amount of wine.
    But as Dale said, you don't go holiday to save money.
    Good food, but we do just as well at home. Will do lunch next time.

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    Kiaorana Grandma Gilli
    Im soooo envious of your holdiday.
    How wonderful and all that amazing food. good for you. How funny to see the lovely Tina and Tim in your shots. They are friends of mine also that i met through the lovely Helen Mobberley. its a small small worLd!
    take care. love justine