As for the schnitzel, they went very well, but as suspected, the meal was quite dry and would have benefitted from a sauce of some sort - maybe sweet chilli?! Other suggestions welcome. Jamie (Oliver, hitherto simply known as Jamie!) suggests a spiced apple sauce. The recipe is very basic: buy good quality pork escalopes, coat them in plain flour, then beaten egg, then breadcrumbs ( again, I cheated and bought mine in a packet, but they're very easy to make: just lightly toast, then crumble some bread or break up a few slices into a coffee grinder or electric chopper!) Heat a good few slugs of oil into a heavy based frying pan, wait until hot, and fry for a couple of minutes each side. If it's good quality pork it doesn't matter if it's slightly pink still in the middle - honest! The colcannon is simply finely chopped leeks and cabbage, fried off in a little butter and added to mashed potato with a little more butter and milk.
And for today? We're having the extra Pot au Feux I made yesterday for lunch and then tuna steak, which my boyfriend is cooking this evening.