HEARTY LENTIL SOUP WITH NOODLES

It’s cold and wet outside today so this hearty soup could be on tonight’s menu.  It’s a complete meal by itself – lentils, frankurts and noodles……. certainly very hearty.

Hearty Lentil Soup with Noodles

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PRAWNS WITH TOMATO SALSA

I’m a great believer in having as much cooking as possible done before the visitors arrive.  This recipe was printed as part of  ‘Do-ahead Dinner Party” menu and is a great idea.  An easy to make overnight marinade, then a quick grill while the visitors are having a drink ………and ……… entree is served.

 

TAPAS SELECTION

This selection of Tapas delicacies was published in the Herald Sun in about 2002.  Of course they are much more common now, but this selection are fairly simple to make and as the accompanying article says are ideal “taken with a glass of sherry, beer or wine”.

DILL SALMON LOAF with Piquant Yoghurt Sauce

With Christmas on the horizon I’m starting to look for recipes that will work on the big day. I think this salmon loaf would make a great starter.  You could make it the day before and serve it cold with the yoghurt sauce and a light salad.

MINESTRONE WITH BACON

This is another of my minestrone soup recipes.  It differs from the other one in just a few small ways.  It has potato, cabbage and Haricot beans and also less pasta, but the same rule applies about making it up to the marked area before adding the pasta. Either version works really well.