SALADS – Combination, Avocado, Sesame Cauliflower, Mushroom

Running out of new ideas for salads this summer? How about going back to the 80s and trying out one of these from a leaflet that Kraft put out back then. While the salad dressings they mention may be available anymore, there’s enough other varieties around now that you can easily find a substitute.

FETTA TOMATO CASES

With Christmas fast approaching and entertaining at home possible again, I’ve started to look for something new to make. I’m thinking if you add, as suggested, basil leaves on the top of these cases you’ll have a really good Christmas treat. They’d make a great addition to the Christmas table or for drinks with family and friends.

CHICKEN AND EGG BALLS

You can tell the age of this 1970s recipe by the Cost: $1.40. I haven’t worked out what the cost would be now in 2021 – but I’m guessing maybe four times as much. Even so it’s still an fairly economical little starter or finger food. The other sign of the times is that you don’t have to mince the chicken you can buy it already done……how things change……

ALMOND MINCE BALLS – Gluten Free

This recipe was in a Kraft Vegemite recipe booklet and have the unusual combination of vegemite and crunch peanut butter, not two ingredients you’d expect to find in a meatball. But from a gluten free perspective the peanut butter is a great substitute for flour to hold the meatball together and the almond coating does the same thing and adds a crunch.  Worth a try?

CHRISTMAS LEFTOVERS – Turkey/Ham Spread or Dip

This is the last of the Herald Sun’s ‘Second time around’ ideas for Christmas leftovers I’m posting today, but it’s a good one.  Turkey or ham with mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce and mustard to give it a tang and celery for a crunch.  I think leftover chicken would work just as well too.