Perfect Winter Daze.
In collaboration with Woolworths
This was a dream collaboration for me.
To celebrate the beginning of the winter season, Woolworths asked me to create a special winter lunch using some of the supermarket’s newest products designed for delicious and easy, cold-weather cooking.
I might have gone slightly overboard with the table, but any opportunity to elevate a dining experience I will take!
We grabbed my sister, her kids, the dog and headed out for a winter bohemian inspired picnic….xoxox
Sweet (Cheat) Treats.
This is the part where I tell you that I made none of the cakes and cookies in this picture.
The ultimate lunch dessert grazing board is as easy as a trip to your local Woolworths bakery aisle. Dust icing sugar liberally, sprinkle raspberries and no one will know you didn’t bake it all yourself.
Cause you did.
WINTER LUNCH RECIPE IDEAS
Winter lends itself to warm, slow cooked meats and seafood.
Woolworths makes it very easy this winter with a range of ‘Simply Heat’ products that take the hard work out of roasts and stews.
I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY…PARTICULARLY IN WINTER…
Cup Of Soup.
Soups are cold weather medicine, aren't they?
Nothing better than a hearty, warm soup to start a meal.
Woolworths have a great range of individual serve soups, which are perfect for solo lunches or individual mugs - why not let your guest choose the flavour they like?
Toffee Apples Are The New CupCake
12 Woolworths Fuji Apples, stalks removed
3 cups caster Sugar
1/4 cup liquid glucose
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red food colouring
Wash apples in hot water to remove any wax. Dry. Push two BBQ skewers or a chopstick in top of each apple, being careful not to push all the way through. Line a couple of large baking trays with baking paper.
Place sugar, 3/4 cup of warm water, glucose and vinegar in a heavy-based saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for about 7 minutes or until sugar has dissolved.
Increase heat and bring to the boil. Cook, without stirring, for 15 to 20 minutes or until toffee reaches hard crack stage (Drop a pinch into ice cold water. If it balls then it isn’t ready).
Remove from heat. Tint red with red food colouring. Careful of staining your hands!
Allow the bubbles to subside slightly then working quickly, dip one apple into toffee, tilting pan to coat completely.
Stand apple on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining apples and toffee. Stand for 20 minutes or until set.
Pulled Pork Sliders.
These may look like high maintenance sandwiches but are very easy and fifty shades of yum.
First you need to heat Woolworths Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder With Bbq Sauce - this is pre-cooked so it just need 30 minutes in the oven. Once soft, use a fork to shred the meat of the shoulder. Keep to one side.
Next, assemble one packet of Woolworths American Style Coleslaw Kit - which is as easy as a bowl and spoon.
To really up the American barbeque flavour you may want to add some pickles like Fehlbergs Sandwich Stackers
Next, butter six Woolworths Mini Soft Lunch Bread Rolls and begin the assembly from the pickle up.
You can add chutney, BBQ or chilli sauce to taste.