On this day two years ago, I married the man I love surrounded by 250 of our friends and family. We got married to have a marriage, not a wedding. But boy was it one heck of a celebration! We had live music from Ray Beadle, our guests all brought a plate of food to share and everyone had their dancing shoes on. I remember my cheeks hurting the next day from smiling so much. And the smile hasn’t faded. I wouldn’t change a thing about my wedding day, or my choice in life partner. I am so proud to be his wife.
And today was such a lovely celebration too. I was kindly given a good night’s sleep by Possum, followed by breakfast in bed, the three of us going out for lunch together, an afternoon with dear friends followed by a meal cooked by Legoman! Plus the table was set with wine, a rose and even a tablecloth!
And what did the dashing fellow make for his blushing bride? Rissoles! A meal that always reminds me of the iconic Australian film, The Castle.
1 carrot grated
1 zucchini grated
some BBQ sauce
1/2 onion finely chopped
some spring onions sliced
Mix together with your hands, roll into balls with a little flour. Cook in a hot pan or BBQ until cooked through, turning halfway through.
Serve with mixed veg. And a smile 🙂
Affordability : EXCELLENT. Makes 500g of mince go a long way. You can always bump up the vegetable content or even add lentils (don’t tell Legoman I said that!(.
Time Factor : MODERATE. Roast some potatoes while you make everything else (I find they need a good hour plus plenty of olive oil).
Complexity : LOW. Rissoles are super easy to make and easy to modify to suit tastes and budget.
Deliciousness : MODERATE. A healthy, cheap family meal that will always hit the spot.
Mess : MODERATE. Get prepared to get your hands dirty. Plus a few dishes.
Tummy Filling Factor : EXCELLENT. Nice and full afterwards and a lasting fullness. Though I did have Ants Climbing A Tree at 5pm dinner too.
Possum Friendly? YES. An excellent BLW recipe. Easy to hold plus a great way to offer meat and vegetables.
Would I make it again? Yes. Every Australian home probably has their own version of a rissole.