I can't believe it is already December. We were away for the weekend so I will need to search the cupboard tonight for our Christmas tree and decorations. Now that we have a puppy I think the tree will need to sit on the ping pong table - she has a fetish for paper so Christmas presents would be way too tempting! I hope you are enjoying your Christmas preparations and that your house is looking festive. I made another beautiful chutney for my hampers (Simple Living Christmas), this time using the golden squash from my garden and thought I would share the recipe with you.
This is my menu plan for this week:
Monday - Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta
Tuesday - Tuna Mornay
Wednesday - Chilli Beef Stir Fry with Quinoa
Thursday - Vegetable Lasagne
Friday - Steak Burgers
Saturday - Chicken Parmigiana and Potato Bake
Sunday - Rippa Rissoles and Mash
Golden Squash Chutney
I googled a few recipes and devised this one using the ingredients I had at home already.
500g squash - I think any squash or even pumpkin would suit this recipe. I left the golden skins on.
2 Green apples
1 cup cherry tomatoes (or two small tomatoes)
3 medium onions
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon of salt
1 pinch cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups dried fruit (this ingredient absolutely made the recipe!)
2 1/2 cups of malt vinegar
Chop the squash, apples, tomatoes and onions and place into a large saucepan with all the remaining ingredients. Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two hours, stirring constantly.
Pour into warm sterilised jars and seal. This is a beautiful, fragrant chutney that is the perfect accompaniment for ham or chicken. We have been having it with cracker biscuits and cheese whilst enjoying a red wine or two.
Are you starting to bake for Christmas? What's for dinner at your house tonight?
Sharing my menu plan with Becci's Domestic Bliss.