MUM’S PICNIC SLICE

Our family had a great picnic in the park last Sunday and my lovely 7 year old granddaughter and I made a Savoury Luncheon Slice* to share.  On the same page as that recipe is this other slice of Mum’s which is also an old family favourite.  The two us will have to make it for the next picnic.

*it’s already posted if you want to try it out

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CREAMY BAKED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Are you looking for a more interesting way to serve brussels sprouts?  My childhood memory of this poor vegetable was a greenish/yellowish soggy mess on the plate – my husband still won’t eat them because his lovely Mum cooked them in the pressure cooker!!!!  Of course, there’s no need to boil the life out of them, you can steam them, fry them, bbq them and even bake them in cream with parmesan cheese and walnuts as this recipe suggests.

BANANA PLUM PUDDING

Sadly, Christmas decorations are already appearing in the shopping centres even though it’s still October.  So I suppose it’s nearly time to start working out what Christmas cake and what style of pudding to make this year.  I seem to make a different version every year.  I’m not quite sure if this recipe qualifies as a Christmas pudding, but if you’re looking for something different it might be worth trying.

PICKLED BEETROOT

This recipe bring back memories of Mum in the kitchen peeling the cooked beetroot and the bright red hands she had afterwards.  I think it tasted better than today’s tinned variety and if like me you really like beetroot, it’s worth doing – just make sure you wear gloves…………………

CHICKEN COOKED IN CIDER

A couple of years ago my youngest son had a great holiday in Tasmania and came back with several bottles of a new cider he’d discovered – Pagan Cider.  Since then we always have a few bottles in the fridge, one of which I’m now going to use to try this chicken recipe – guess I’d better make it when he’s coming for dinner.