CHRISTMAS TOMATO FRITTATA

Some years ago we were spending Christmas at a holiday house on the NSW south coast and our son decided to bring his girlfriend.  That was no problem until it came to cooking Christmas lunch – she was a vegetarian……….  Vegetarian Christmas recipes were few and far between in those days and I ended up serving her a stuffed eggplant.  I just wish I’d found this recipe as it’s much more colorful and I suspect she would have enjoyed it more.  Especially as the power went out due to a bushfire in the area and we ended up cooking the entire meal on the bbq – it was a very Australian Christmas.

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INDONESIAN SPAGHETTI

I found this recipe the other day in Mum’s collection and thought the name was, frankly, weird – Indonesian Spaghetti.  When you read the actual recipe though, I think it might taste OK, haven’t worked up the courage yet to try it though………………..

SALMON LASAGNE

The beauty of all the different varieties of lasagne is that they can be prepared in advance and cooked when needed.  This is the first time though I’ve seen a salmon version.  I have a recipe for another seafood one which I make using marinara mix I buy from the supermarket and that tastes pretty good, so this one could be worth trying.

CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE PASTA PIE

In this recipe cooked pasta with a cheese and mustard sauce is pressed into a pie dish and baked to form a crust.  The filling of chicken, leek, carrot and zucchini is added and then topped with more of the pasta mix.  A quite different sort of chicken and vegetable pie.

SPANISH CHICKEN AND TOMATO RICE

Mum chopped this recipe off the back of a packet of Sunrice.  The packet has a use by date of 15 Apr 2005 so it’s a fairly recent recipe as far as her collection goes.  The tomato pasta sauce also gives it’s age away.