MINCE PIES WITH POTATO PEA MASH

I think it’s the potato pea mash that attracts me to this recipe from the Woman’s Day, although I do like a good pie.  I can see a few other uses for the potato pea mash too – topping for a shepherd’s pie, as a side dish and what about fried up with an egg for breakfast??

BACON, EGG AND TOMATO PIE

The traditional egg and bacon pie in our family never has tomato or onion in it, so to me this is a very fancy version.  But if you must add the tomato my advice would be not to add too much as it can make it soggy – or just follow our example and leave it (and maybe the onion as well) out. Sometimes the old way is the really best way!!!!!

POTATO AND CHORIZO HASH BROWNS

Since our trip to Spain and Portugal last year I’ve become very fond of chorizo sausages and am using them in all sorts of dishes.  This week I made Spanish Beef with Chorizo in the slow cooker and I really like them sliced and fried in cider with a glass of wine.  So adding them into hash browns can only be a good thing.

BAKED BEAN HASH

My daughter and her family have been caught up in the latest Melbourne hotspot lockdown and are now faced with another four weeks of social isolation.  It’s hard for them to return to the conditions that most us us have now been freed from, but one of the positives of the last round was that our lovely 9 year old granddaughter cooked lunches for them.  So I’m posting this easy hash brown and baked bean recipe for her to try this time.

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.

VEGETARIAN COCONUT RICE TERRINE

Not sure I’d bother making this for a family meal, but when life eventually returns to normal and we’re allowed to have people over again for a meal it would be a great entree or lunch dish.  Stay well and safe everyone……………