Food for Australia Day 2017

What did I eat on Australia Day 2017?

Before I get to today, I should mention what I did last night. I left work thinking about Australia Day 2017 and what it means for me. There were also thoughts about the chicken wings I had in the refrigerator.

I decided to go with something that would fill me with saturated fat. I had a bread roll which I split and put on the bottom of a large frying pan. On this, I spread some Vegemite and then added some grated Coon cheese. On top of this typically Australian combination, I put my chicken wings and added some more grated Coon cheese.

Cheesy chicken wings with vegemite and Coon cheese on 'fried' bread Australia Day 2017 Gary Lum
Cheesy chicken wings with vegemite and Coon cheese on ‘fried’ bread {click for a better view]

Breakfast

Overnight I had some weird dreams and as I woke from sleep I pondered breakfast. I decided I’d have something green and gold for Australia Day 2017, so I went with a piece of toast slathered in golden butter, covered in Vegemite and topped with a slice of Coon cheese. To this, I added a fried egg with a golden yolk and garnished with green spring onions. I put this on a green plate.

Australia day Vegemite and melted Coon cheese on toast with a fried egg Australia Day 2017 Gary Lum
Australia day Vegemite and melted Coon cheese on toast with a fried egg [click for a better view]

Lunch

For Australia Day 2017 lunch I had some lime and pepper chips, a Queensland mango and some lime green lime juice in a glass of water.

Happy Australia day πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸŒ My idea of green and gold! Queensland mangoes and lime Australia Day 2017 Gary Lum
Happy Australia day πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸŒ My idea of green and gold! Queensland mangoes and lime [click for a bigger view]

Favourite things about Australia

Did you know my favourite state is Queensland and my favourite territory is the Northern Territory of Australia?

Dinner

There is a bit of a commercial tradition for lamb, to be featured so I went with a rolled boneless lamb shoulder that was slowly cooked in the oven at 150 Β°C (302 Β°F) for 2Β½ hours covered with aluminium foil and then 30 minutes uncovered. I also cooked a couple of spuds and served it with some peas and corn for a bit of green and gold!

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Australia Day Lamb shoulder roll with potatoes ready for the oven Australia Day 2017 Gary Lum
Australia Day Lamb shoulder roll with potatoes ready for the oven [click for a bigger view]
Australia day πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸŒ Roast lamb shoulder with potato, pearl barley couscous and gravy Australia Day 2017 Gary Lum
Australia day πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸŒ Roast lamb shoulder with potato, pearl barley couscous and gravy [click for a bigger view]

What did I do on Australia Day 2017?

This morning I went for a walk around Lake Ginninderra and had a coffee.

Lake Ginninderra Australia Day 2017 Gary Lum
Lake Ginninderra [click for a bigger view]
Then I got stuck into writing and recording a couple of podcast shows for next week.

What did you eat on Australia Day 2017?

Hopefully, you had a good day off if you’re here in Australia. If you live outside of Australia, I hope you had a good Republic Day if you’re Indian and a great 26 January for everyone else.

Parting words

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13 Responses

  1. Lovely meals all round, Gaz. They all look so well done as usual. But I must say the plate looks white compared to green for me, lol.

    It’s been a while since I had a whole packet of chips for lunch πŸ˜€

    I haven’t been to all of the states in Australia yet, so I can’t say which is my favourite state in the country. Biasedly at this point in time, I’d say Melbourne though the weather is a bit chilly for my liking πŸ˜€

    Today for Australia Day dinner I went out and got battered fish and chips πŸ˜€

    1. YUM! Fish and chips. That would be a perfect Australia Day dinner.
      The plate is a very pale green. I should see if I can find something a bit deeper and more saturated. I love those lime and black pepper kettle chips. They’re my favourite. I’m about to have another mango for dessert.

    1. Happy Australia day πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸŒ Lorraine.
      Gee where do I start? The great things about Queensland for me are the beaches, the weather, the people, the weather, the great barrier reef, the XXXX Maroons, the mangoes, the pineapples, the people, the weather, cane toads, the reef fish, the estuary fish, mud crabs, sand crabs and my daughters are there πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

    1. Coon, is an Australian brand. It’s a tasty cheddar. The website is coon.com.au I love the stuff, especially in toasted sandwiches.

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