How cool is it to get a wonderful hamper of dishes that are great for baking, heating, serving and look great on the table? The team at Borosil sent me a set of dishes last week, soon after I wrote my blog post The Perfect Spanish Meal. So this blog post is all about the lovely Borosil dishes that came in the hamper. The yummy meal I cooked was second fiddle to the dishes.
Borosil is known for its oven-safe dishes (my mom and rest of the women in my family swear by their Borosil glassware). So the best way to showcase the dishes was to – of course – BAKE with them. I chose not one but two such dishes- my all-time favourite jacket potatoes and a baked version of my husband’s weakness- spaghetti!
Both dishes spent a good amount of time in the oven, and looked divine when I brought them out. Our table setting was a reminder of our memorable vacation in Italy last year, with the Firenze calendar, Tuscan wine… the works! 😉
To complement them, I tossed up a simple salad with a dressing I shook up (literally!) in a Borosil glass jar that came in the hamper. (The dressing is now safely frozen in that jar, since it is freezer-safe.) The cute squat glasses may be meant for juice but I froze jelly in them!
Anyways, here’s what we had on the table after a couple of hours slaving in the kitchen on a rainy Sunday morning.
Here’s the baked spaghetti with tomato pesto… Don’t miss the jelly in the background!
And cheesy jacket potatoes with baked beans. Drool much?
And here are the salad greens and croutons with the Caesar-inspired dressing. I [heart] the freezable jar!
Now if this isn’t making your mouth water, wonder what is? Nevertheless, the star of the afternoon was Borosil, because I wouldn’t be able to cook without them. And they are attractive for serving too!
This blog post is a Round 2 entry for the Borosil My Beautiful Food contest. Check out their website— they’ve got oven- and microwave-proof glassware that’s excellent for cooking and serving. 🙂