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Having some friends over. How to make a Polish-themed night?


Poor Edward 10 | 154  
17 Aug 2008 /  #1
Im having my polish friend and her boyfriend over next week to my house for a night and want to know if I can have a polish themed night. I was in there place last night and we sat around drinking vodka and sipping juice. But Id like to do something nice so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
17 Aug 2008 /  #2
beer and curry
OP Poor Edward 10 | 154  
17 Aug 2008 /  #3
I can see how this is gonna get hi-jacked

I dont mind I just want a couple of ideas, Im not gonna redecorate or anything but if thees food I can get or drink I buy, just general social things. I was in there place last night and it was lovely just sitting around so Id like to return the favour.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
17 Aug 2008 /  #4
It's a nice thought, though to be honest you might want to steer clear of the Polish theme. I'd be a bit freaked out if Polish friends arranged a Scottish / British / London themed soiree for me. Better off to focus on great craic / conversation, plenty to drink and some food to soak up the alcohol.
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
17 Aug 2008 /  #5
All you need is good food, drink and stimulating conversation. I like the "wing it" theme most ;)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
17 Aug 2008 /  #6
clear of the Polish theme

That's true. Because no matter how Polish you'll make it, it will never be as good as in Poland. Focus on your local theme, foods let them try something new.
OP Poor Edward 10 | 154  
17 Aug 2008 /  #7
They're well used to Irish things they've been living here the last four years, I thought it would have been nice but thanks for the feed back.
Wroclaw Boy  
17 Aug 2008 /  #8
Grab some Tyskie beer from your local Tesco's, around 8 should suffice also get some Bol's vodka and coke or Orange juice for chasers.

Regards to food, how do you want to play it? English or Polish? I would suggest English, bust out some fantastic Yorkshire Puddings (THEY LOVE EM) with roast beef and crispy roast potatoes accompanied with a medly of veg, say, broccoli, carrots and mange tout. Dont forget to make a ground shattering gravy for maximum penetration.

Gravy recipe:
Keep back meet juices from the meat tray and some veg stock from the pot you boiled the veg in. Reduce all those lovely juices down by around 3 quarter's, then add your standard OXO beef gravy granules untill you have the desired consistency, umm lovely.

If youd like a killer sure fire recipy for Yorkshire Puddings please let me know, i have an absolute cracker.
OP Poor Edward 10 | 154  
17 Aug 2008 /  #9
Cheers WB, thats the stuff I was looking for, although Ive never eaten a yorkshire pudding I dont think they have them in Ireland, Can you get Bols vodka in different flavours?
Wroclaw Boy  
17 Aug 2008 /  #10
Not sure about that, think that would be a novelty the Poles lika the vodka hard and straight.

You never had Yorkshire Puddings?
OP Poor Edward 10 | 154  
17 Aug 2008 /  #11
No, is it like Bettys hotpot from coronation street? Or more of a shepards pie thing?

Not sure about that, think that would be a novelty the Poles lika the vodka hard and straight

And from the freezer, it had me wasted last night dont know if its because it was so cold.
Wroclaw Boy  
17 Aug 2008 /  #12
Oh yeh keep the vodka in the freezer

Do you want to make yorkshire puddings? it is an art to be honest.
OP Poor Edward 10 | 154  
17 Aug 2008 /  #13
How does one go about such a venture? Im makin dinner during the week so I might throw this on if its easy.

Oh yeh keep the vodka in the freezer

Does it not freeze if you leave it in for more than a few hours?
miranda  
17 Aug 2008 /  #14
no. It has a high enough content of alcohol and alcohol doesn't freeze. Freezing point of alcohol is much higher than the freezing temp in your freezer.
OP Poor Edward 10 | 154  
17 Aug 2008 /  #15
Sweet, anyone ever thrown skittles in? its beautiful when they all dissolve the flavours.
Wroclaw Boy  
17 Aug 2008 /  #16
Does it not freeze if you leave it in for more than a few hours?

Nah

How does one go about such a venture?

I was hoping you'd ask that? Im going to give you my legendary Yorkshire Pudding recipe. All you have to do is perform everything I say to the detail and make sure you at least attempt it. I was a chef for a long time.

I don't have amounts so well work with descriptions ok. Put around a 1/4 pint of milk in a mixing bowl, add loads approx 6-8 table spoons of normal flour into that bowl and mix as you go, you're looking for a tar (less than paste) consistency. Add to that salt and pepper and any meat stock/dripping if you have it.

Get a pudding bowl, a dish with 12 holes in it for the mix to be put into, if you don't have one of those improvise, and heres the important part fill the cake holes with 1/4 quarter oil, olive if youre a health freak if not any oil will suffices. herat the oil till smoking stage, either in the oven or directly over a hob point. Once the oil is a smokin add your Yorkshire Pudding mix and then put it into a pre heated oven on the hottest temperature 210 being about the max temp.

If done correctly your puds should rise within about 7 minutes, you're looking for a dark brown side to the puds generally cooking time is around 20 minutes.

Dont open the oven till you take them out otherwise they'll fall and be flat.
OP Poor Edward 10 | 154  
17 Aug 2008 /  #17
It'll be like Christmas morning with the anticipation of hoping I'll get what I wanted cos Ive no window in the door on the oven. Cheers for the recipe I'll defo give it a go soon.
Wroclaw Boy  
17 Aug 2008 /  #18
Whoops I forgot the eggs, add 2-3 whole eggs to the mix, whisk them in before adding to the trays and there you have it.

You cant adjust the mix after its all together,
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
17 Aug 2008 /  #19
A quick and easy desert, guaranteed not to fail, it's so simple.

Take a selection of soft fruits, plums, apricots, raspberries etc., cut the plums, apricots into small bite size chunks.
half fill some ramekin dishes with the fruit and drizzle brandy over, cover and forget until you're ready for dessert.
Then top up the dishes with Greek yoghurt, sprinkle brown suger over the top and place the dishes under the grill until the sugar melts and starts to bubble.

Serve and eat.
telefonitika  
17 Aug 2008 /  #20
Gravy recipe:

how i make my gravy for my Sunday dinners i cook ...

Dont open the oven till you take them out otherwise they'll fall and be flat.

or if you are good on timing you can check them quickly during the process to ensure they are rising :)
polishgirltx  
17 Aug 2008 /  #21
anyone ever thrown skittles in? its beautiful when they all dissolve the flavours.

ah, i love skittles...

some good ideas here....i'll keep it in my mind for the future....thanks guys :)
Wroclaw Boy  
17 Aug 2008 /  #22
or if you are good on timing you can check them quickly during the process to ensure they are rising :)

Yes you can open and close quickly, quickly.

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