Fireworks, Food and Family

Bangers are a classic meal on Fireworks night

Bangers are a classic meal on Fireworks night

Being organised is the key when hosting any sort of family party at Bonfire night.  This is even more important as you're likely to be eating outside and in the dark and you don't want extra, unnecessary trips inside just to grab the ketchup.  Do you have a traditional meal you cook for Bonfire night?

Sausage casserole served with a jacket potato

Sausage casserole served with a jacket potato

Kids love the excitement and novelty of eating in the dark and because of this the excitement levels go through the roof, try not to over complicate the food.  I've found popping a warmed up hot-dog in a bun fills them up and means you don't feel like you've wasted effort cooking.  Save your efforts for their puddings or for the grown-ups.

One satisfied teenager at dinner

One satisfied teenager at dinner

Serving hot-dogs and sausages for your Bonfire party will also double up celebrating National Sausage week.  So far this week lots of butchers have been busy on Twitter showing the versatility of the humble banger.  The casserole we will be serving is simple to make, perfect for keeping warm and full of flavour.  Our stock pot will easily hold enough of this recipe to feed eight adults, the hot forged base will evenly spread the heat to ensure no burnt patches when it is on simmer.

Top tip- remove any extra water from the vegetables before adding to the casserole

A jacket potato is also staple for Bonfire night- if you enjoy reading and want to learn more details making the perfect jacket potato click through to an article from the Guardian with plenty of advice.

However you're planning on seeing fireworks, whether sparklers in the garden or feeding the family before tramping down to see the local display, I hope you a have a sparkling time.