Native Kiwi’s birthday marks the beginning of spring. This also presented a perfect opportunity for Big Bill to wake from winter hibernation. Sadly Native Kiwi’s parents could not come on the day we fired up Big Bill the clay oven, so I had big plans to cook for TWO parties on one evening!
I started the fire in Big Bill at 4 pm.
6:00 pm: Pizza time!
Our friend Paul was amazed how much his twin toddler girls ate. When they requested more, he made them individual wee slipper pizzas.
8:30 pm: After everyone’s happily fed, I made a batch of naan while the oven is still relatively hot.
Then it’s time for focaccia.
Followed by sour cream polenta bread.
Then an egg and butter bread twist. (Forth batch of baking by now!)
The 5th batch of baking had a baked potato salad, a broccoli and blue cheese quiche and a butter bread twist.
Finally, at the end of the night, casseroles went into the oven after all the baking 🙂
Oh, there were also some kumaras (sweet potatoes) left in the oven over night and I made them into a salad on the second day. The roasts and bakings done after the pizza feeding frenzy all became a feast for the birthday “after party” with Native Kiwi’s family on the second day.
If you like what you are seeing, keep tuned 🙂 I’ll gradually put up all the recipes for all the food you see here!