Rumbledethumps - what a funny word. It certainly made Oliver giggle !
He seemed to like it though and gobbled the whole lot up at warp speed. Leftovers are easily reheated the following day.
Rumbledethumps is a traditional Scottish dish similar to Colcanon. It's smooth mashed potatoes, cooked savoy cabbage and some onions that have been sweated off to transparent. Mix them all together add some butter, a good grating of nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Dress the top with some cheddar cheese if you wish (though I used some parmesan) and shove in the oven to finish off.
No real amounts here - but I did weigh what I used tonight :
650g floury potatoes
1 medium onion
I'm sure you get the idea. This is enough to serve 4 > 6 people. We like plenty for left overs the next day !
I would have liked to have had it in the oven a bit longer to get some colour on top - but when a 3yo is hungry, aesthetics are the last thing on your mind....
For the stuffed chicken thighs, I boned two per person and left the skin on.
Then stuffed the middle with 1/2 a butcher's pork sausage, some chopped fresh herbs (thyme and oregano) and a little lemon zest.
Tied up with wasteful kitchen twine (I was in far too much of a hurry to look for enough silicone rope ties scattered through various kitchen drawers !)
Roasted in my halogen oven at 200deg C on bottom rack for approx 20mins
Simple, cheap, quick and easy family meal !
Sarah-Jane Nash, November 2011 - www.siliconemoulds.com