This past weekend I hosted a big family gathering which in my mind means lets try some new recipes and see if they pass inspection. Lets just say It was a huge success despite that we had a lot of leftovers. I have been preparing this menu for the past few days before hand to make sure I had enough flovors for eveyone. The menu included Broadbean Pasta Salad, Roasted Smashed Potatoes with olive oil and garlic, Fresh Yellow beans steamed and topped with butter and cracker black pepper, Molasses Glazed Chicken with Ginger and Lemon and Basil, Slow Roasted Blade Roast on the Barbecue crusted with a special rub ( I will share the rub late rin the Beef post) and a cranberry and pear chutney that accompanied the beef.
The food turned out very well, everyone enjoyed themselves and had a lot of positive comments about the flovours. The chutney was a big hit as well as the slow roasted beef and the smashed potatoes. The following posts will have some more detail and pictures.