Tummy Thursday: A Rainbow for the New Year

Usually we spend New Year’s Eve with our friends, and for the last years we always did a culinary world travel. Now, travelling has been banned, parties as well (for good reason), so we stayed at home, wondering what to eat. #1 gave me a challenge: A rainbow dinner! I accepted and delivered a three course meal:

Starter: Tomato coconut soup with a cheese stick, red and orange

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The soup was delicious, and dead easy: Pureed tomatoes, coconut cream, onions, garlic, molasses, spices, butter. We also used grandma’s good china.

Main course: Cornbread (savoury) and spinach (and some meat), yellow and green:

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The cornbread was  a little dry, sadly, but the lamb was not so I simply soaked up the juices with the cornbread.

Dessert: Petit Fours with cherry jelly and lemon curd, blue, indigo and purple:

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Petit Fours are always sweet as hell, but the lemon curd balanced it nicely. Still nothing where grown ups will ask for a second piece. Teenagers otoh…



  1. Tethys says

    I am currently eating the tomato coconut soup and confirm that it is delicious and was very easy to make. I will not be attempting petit fours of any color, but those are beautifully done.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. voyager says

    It all looks colourful and delicious. I think a rainbow is a great idea to organize party food, and I’m sure your family agrees.

  3. Tethys says

    It had never occurred to me that you can make amazing tomato soup in about 20 minutes, using a can of tomato sauce. The coconut milk adds a wonderful creamy texture, and blends surprisingly well with tomato. I tossed some pasta in the pot too. Yum!!

  4. says

    I’m glad you like it.
    Being somewhat constantly in a hurry but also very fond of good food, I have now a lot of recipes that can be done in 30 minutes or less.

  5. kestrel says

    Beautiful! This reminds me of the days when, attempting something of that sort, I dyed the pasta with food coloring. If you do different batches of dye, you can have a real rainbow casserole. I’m not much of a cook, obviously, and I like yours way better!

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