More than a dozen church members brought homemade dishes to the center, including roast chicken, beef stroganoff
, baked ham, baked ziti, salads and desserts.
So far the choice has included Polish fried chicken and Russian beef stroganoff
for the Poland v Russia game, vegetable paella and Guinness and honeyglazed pork for Spain v Ireland and Ukranian Borscht soup and Cumberland sausage and mash for last night's England victory.
My husband opted for the comfort food dish of beef stroganoff
, creamy and filling, and a long-time favourite.
For main course, I chose beef stroganoff
Next up, son had lamb in rosemary sauce, daughter-in-law had chicken in cheese and garlic sauce and I opted for beef stroganoff
and rice, all served with enough freshly-cooked vegetables to sink a ship.
Monday: Beef Stroganoff
, noodles, peas and carrots, lettuce and tomato salad, pears in juice.
For only the second time in my puff, I did the Fat Cat thing at Hampden in midweek (sorry, but life's too short to wear a pair of flannels to a football match) and the fantastic beef stroganoff
certainly put a smile on the face of this newspaper's restaurant reviewer.
Other dishes on the menu, featuring local produce, included breast of duck, beef stroganoff
, Dover sole, lemon sole, wild salmon, ribeye steak, chargrilled chicken and faggots in gravy.
Newcastle Copthorne Hotel chef Abdel-hamid Afia went on board the Tovarishch to cook a traditional broth, poached chicken and a delicious beef stroganoff
For the main course, Stephanie selected the slow-braised lamb Henry ("from the butcher's round the corner" said the menu), Patricia, always a fish person, picked salmon steak with lemon butter, Keith went without meat for pea and mint risotto, I went for a sautA of beef stroganoff
Keegan suggests beef stroganoff
, Redgrave goes for tagliatelle and Dodd suggests pea soup.
There's a section, humourously titled "Out of the `Island Specials", with curries, stir-fries and a renowned Beef Stroganoff