In winter, the birthday is usually celebrated indoors. At home, in a restaurant, a billiard club or an ordinary cafe will be warm and cozy. But if the weather allows, the frost gently nibbles on the cheeks, and under the feet is a soft snowball, why not get out on the nature with a cheerful company.
Of course, you need to dress warmly, because you have to spend more than one hour on the street and take with you treats that are prepared on a fire. Warm food will warm in the cold season and saturate guests after winter fun..
Winter holiday treats: hearty and warm
Instead of traditional bowls with salads, it is better to put them in baskets, so it will be convenient to eat them right away, because hands can freeze and the fork will be uncomfortable to hold. Salad dressings can be a variety of.
Mayonnaise or sour cream, various oils will not disappear in the cold air. It is better to wash vegetables and fruits for the table at home, on the street it will not be quite comfortable to splash water. It is not difficult to make a cut of them, together with meat and cheese, they will be an excellent snack of a festive table.
You can’t do without a kebab, but when cooking it in the cold, you should take into account that the meat will roast longer than in the warm season. It is necessary to correctly calculate the time so that the dish does not turn out raw or refried. It would be nice to cook a warm sauce for the kebabs. This can be done in a container over a fire. Tomato, creamy, berry or fruit sauce will find its connoisseur.
Drinks can also be prepared on the fire. Brew tea or coffee, and can cook mulled wine? Why not, because a hot drink will be most welcome in cold and cold.
It’s time to answer the question – what to cook for a birthday in the winter in nature – specific recipes. Instead of the usual bread, you can take pita bread with you and put it on a grate over a fire for a few minutes..
|wheat bread –||16 slices|
|mayonnaise –||3 tbsp. l.|
|ham –||16 pieces|
|cheese –||8 large pieces|
|pickled cucumbers –||2 pcs.|
|crushed walnuts –||50 g|
|garlic –||2 teeth|
|Time for preparing: 25 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 185 Kcal|
Cut the garlic cloves into halves and rub the bread on both sides. Cucumbers cut into rings.
Smear bread on one side with mayonnaise, sprinkle with nuts, put 2 slices of ham, on top of cucumber rings and cheese.
Put another slice of bread on top. Wrap each sandwich in foil and put on the coals, let it warm for 8 minutes..
During this time, you need to flip a sandwich 2-3 times. Carefully remove the treats from the coals and serve them to the guests..
It can be like a snack before the main course, or you can eat such sandwiches with a barbecue.
For 4 persons “Salad baskets” you need:
- 1 processed cheese;
- 1 peeled carrot raw;
- 1 boiled egg;
- 1 tsp. crushed capers and olives;
- 2 cloves of garlic;
- 150 gr. mayonnaise;
- 16 dough baskets.
Egg from the shell, garlic from the husk. Grate them on a fine grater with cheese, carrots and garlic.
Mix everything in a bowl and season with mayonnaise, capers and olives..
Put in baskets and set them on a dish..
An interesting snack will be a good snack. If the dish is prepared for children, then you can not add garlic, because not all kids love to eat it.
These baskets can be installed on the grill and give a little bake to the lower layer, then the treat will also warm.
Cooking a festive soup
For 8 persons of the most delicious soup, you must take:
- 1.5 kg of fish (carp);
- 5 liters of water;
- 1 kg of potatoes;
- 2 carrots and bulbs;
- A bunch of greens;
- 3 cloves of garlic;
- 2 bay leaves;
- Salt and pepper to taste;
- 50 gr. vodka.
Peel, rinse and cut the fish. The head does not throw away, this is the best part for soup. Peel the vegetables.
Wash greens and chop finely. In a pot of water put bay leaf, fish and one whole carrot and onion, salt.
Cook on the fire about 20 minutes after boiling. Potatoes and the remaining onions with carrots cut into cubes. When the fish is cooked, throw potatoes in the pot, and after 5 minutes onions with carrots.
After 15 minutes, add chopped garlic, herbs, pepper and if necessary, add salt, and after 5 minutes, pour out vodka.
It is necessary for the broth to become transparent. Boil the soup for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle soup.
Unusual kebab sauce
For 4 servings of sauce to the kebab, you must take:
- 300 gr. apple sauce;
- 1 ginger root;
- 2 tsp. soy sauce;
- 2 tbsp. l tomato paste;
- Salt, sugar and pepper to taste;
- A bunch of cilantro and parsley;
- 1 shallot.
Peel and finely chop the ginger. Rinse greens and chop. Wash onion and cut into cubes. Pour into a bowl of mashed potatoes, tomato, soy sauce. Add the same greens, onions, ginger, salt, pepper and sugar. Boil on the fire for about 12 minutes under the lid. Allow to cool and add to meat.
The sauce is tender and very piquant. The ratio of ingredients can be changed depending on the desire, but this combination of products – the original solution when serving with meat.
“Bright skewers” on the grill
Another hot dish – skewers on the grill. If you stitch pieces of vegetables, sausage or sausages, mushrooms, and even slices of bread, you can get the original colorful treat.
For 4 persons of “Bright shpazhka” it is necessary to take:
- 4 peeled carrots;
- 1 large eggplant;
- 4 medium bulbs;
- 2 green sweet peppers;
- 8 cherry tomatoes;
- 100 gr. olive oil;
- Salt and pepper to taste;
- 0.5 tsp. basil, marjoram, paprika and cardamom.
Wash and dry all vegetables. Peel the onions and eggplant. Pepper rid of seeds and legs, cut it into squares. Cut carrots into large slices, cut onion into quarters.
Eggplant cut lengthwise into 4 parts, and then each cut into small slices. Pour all the vegetables into a bowl, sprinkle with oil and sprinkle with spices and salt..
Mix everything carefully so that the dressing covers all products. On skewers alternately string vegetables and send them to the brazier for 15 minutes, occasionally turning.
Ready vegetables will be covered with an appetizing crust and will get a very tempting look..
Drinks can also be cooked on fire. Hot cocktail with alcohol or without it, that can warm in frost better?
For the original hot tea for 2 persons you will need:
- 1 l of water;
- 100 gr. welding;
- 1/2 orange;
- 4 tsp. honey;
- Sugar to taste;
- 2 carnations;
- 4 slices of ginger root.
Water put on fire in a large mug. When it boils, add the brew and boil for about 3 minutes..
There also squeeze orange juice, put ginger and cloves. Boil for another 2 minutes. Remove the mug from the heat, let it stand under the lid. When the tea has cooled slightly, add honey..
If sweets are few, sugar the resulting tea. The drink will warm, give strength and invigorate, which is extremely important in the cold..
An interesting Indian picnic snack:
Do not forget the dessert!
Dessert in the cold season can also be cooked on the grill. If you can take a cake or other pastry with you, you should leave it in the car or cover it with a blanket so as not to freeze. Otherwise, get a kind of ice cream.
For 4 portions of the winter dessert you will need:
- 1 thin pita;
- 400 gr. curd mass with raisins;
- 2 ripe bananas;
- Honey to taste;
- 1 apple and pear;
- 0.5 tsp. cinnamon.
Apple and pear peel, seed, cut into small slices. Banana peel and mash with a fork. Mix the curd with banana and cinnamon.
Smear the pita cheese with cottage cheese, put apple and pear pieces and wrap in a neat roll. Put the roll on the grill and let it warm over the fire for about 5 minutes, then turn it over and leave for another 3 minutes.
Cut the roll into portions and pour honey.
Of course, such a dessert is inferior in appearance to the most beautiful cakes and pies, but its taste is excellent.
Advice should heed
- In order not to darken the holiday in the cold season, you need to take products that are quickly cooked on coal or bonfire. Wait a long time until the treat is ready, and even in the cold it will be very unpleasant;
- It is worth experimenting with dressings in salads, barbecue or barbecue sauces. Having diversified standard products with an interesting addition, you get an original combination;
- Leaving on nature in winter to celebrate the name day, you need to stop closer to the spring. From it you can draw water for the first dish or drink. Natural water is softer and more pleasant to the taste;
- In order to not miss the guests, you need to take with you a sled, ski, ice-boats. While the treat is being prepared, the entertainment with winter fun facilities will not make you sad.
If the birthday man loves nature, but his day falls on the cold season, you should not despair. The company of cheerful friends, brazier, skewer or grill, delicious food and drinks will help to hold the main celebration in the life of a person perfectly well.