Everyone seems to have rugby fever at the moment and the sport is on everyone’s lips. All everyone is talking about is the Springboks, Heyneke Meyer, backline, Jean de Villiers and England. Most conversations will be about the 2015 Rugby World Cup for the next couple of weeks.
The first kick off is tomorrow, with England and Fiji squaring off in Twickenham, London. Our Springboks will play their first game on Saturday, the 19th against Japan. Let’s all show our support for our boys!
The one thing I’m most interested in is the food that everyone will be serving and eating during this year’s World Cup. 😉
If you are having difficulties deciding; here’s a couple of ideas.
For snacks or starters, I suggest you make a biltong dip. It’s delicious when served with salty biscuits, chips or homemade bread. Chilli poppers are also always popular. If you have to feed a crowd on a budget go for spicy skewered deep fried chicken livers. (Replace the quinces with apple, if quinces are unavailable.)
If you are going to braai, I would strongly recommend you do a rack of lamb with lemon and garlic . For something different and unique I would cook a duck or two on the Weber. For a budget friendly meal, try boerewors and vegetable kebabs.
For a side dish that will impress, make some beetroot and cottage cheese stacks. Potato salad is everyone’s favourite and for something more cost-effective, I am sure all your guests will love pumpkin mealie pap.
The cherry on top is always dessert! Who wants to end a victory (…. or a loss) without something sweet? If you really want to make something special, this Amarula, chocolate and pear pudding, will definitely be a winner. For something quick and easy try ice-cream with meringue!
Young children can be entertained by allowing them to decorate cupcakes in participating (or non-participating) countries flags!