CHICKPEA CASSEROLE WITH POTATO DUMPLINGS

You can tell this is an old recipe as it gives directions to soak the chickpeas overnight.  Of course you can still do that, but it’s much easier now to just buy tinned chickpeas.  It makes the recipe a lot quicker and easier to make as you can cut out the first couple of steps and go straight to frying the onions, garlic and pepper.

PINEAPPLE PUDDING

Tinned pineapple isn’t used much these days, but it can still be worthwhile when fresh pineapple is out of season.  It’s quite sweet and that can make things with it in a bit too sweet – this pudding breaks that sweetness down with lemon juice though.  Haven’t tried it myself, but I think it could be a good family pudding.

Thank you to everyone who’s following bebsrecipedrawer.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy finding the recipes for you among Mum’s eclectic collection.

I’m taking a break and heading off to Europe for a lovely long holiday, but I’ll be back in July with more recipes for you.  Until then happy cooking and eating.

PICKLED BEETROOT

This recipe bring back memories of Mum in the kitchen peeling the cooked beetroot and the bright red hands she had afterwards.  I think it tasted better than today’s tinned variety and if like me you really like beetroot, it’s worth doing – just make sure you wear gloves…………………

GARLIC AND LEMON LAMB KEBABS

This recipe is from a Women’s Weekly Let’s Go Greek supplement.  I tend to think of kebabs as mainly being cooked on the barbeque, but this recipe cooks them in a pan and then the oven with the marinade poured over at the end.  It makes them an all year round feast, not just for summer barbeques.