LAMB AND LEEK CRUMBLE

Unfortunately there’s no picture with this recipe, which is a shame as I think a lamb casserole with a crumble topping is a little unusual and would not only taste good, but would look good as well.   It would be a good casserole to make for a group and could easily be made gluten free by simply using gluten-free plain flour.

BOUNTY DAY PIE

So what is a Bounty Day pie you’re asking……well according to Wikipedia…. ‘Bounty Day is a holiday on both Pitcairn Island, destination of the Bounty mutineers, and on Norfolk Island. It is celebrated on 23 January on Pitcairn, and on 8 June on Norfolk Island, the day that the descendants of the mutineers arrived on the island’. I guess this is a pie they make to celebrate the day, although it does seem fairly similar to a Greek beef and spinach pie – don’t suppose it matters what you call it, as long as it tastes good.

CHICKEN COBBLER

The cheesy scone topping on this chicken casserole makes this a hearty and inexpensive meal.  It comes from a New Idea supplement entitled ‘Tasty Meals on a Budget’, published in 1974 and shows weights in metric and the old imperial measurement.  Although metric conversion happened in 1966 it took sometime for home cooks to become confident of using the new system.

VEGEMITE CHICKEN BITES

Inspired by my 9 year old granddaughter, who is cooking up a storm while isolated at home, this week I looked for recipes that kids would enjoy cooking.  This one needs some peeling, some grating and some rolling – all easy things to do and it includes vegemite, so I thought that might be an added bonus……

SPICY FISH STEW

This was one of the Women’s Weekly prize winning recipes that Mum saved, although I don’t think she ever made it as my father liked his fish fried in batter and wouldn’t have appreciated this spicy version. Ling fish fillets can be a bit bland though, so this is a great way to add a bit more flavour.