If you’re a bit tired of the usual macaroni cheese, you might want to try this old 1970s version which adds sweet corn and asparagus.
This is a traditional South African dish and is basically a curried mince pie. The milk, bread cubes and egg give it a nice custard topping somewhat like moussaka.
Individual lemon puddings that you can make for dessert before anyone arrives seem like a great idea to me. As I’ve said before, I like to spend as little time as I can in the kitchen once the visitors have arrived, so these seem perfect – although I would add a dollop of thick cream for serving.
This another one of those 70s Copha slices. I think they were popular because they didn’t need baking, made a large quantity and were quick and easy to make. All pretty good reasons when you think about it.
These sausage shaped meatballs can be prepared a day ahead or even frozen, which is really handy. Making a casserole the day before you need it has the convenience factor, but as it can also improve the flavour, it can be a great idea.
To be honest I don’t think this is particularly ‘tropical’, but it still sounds good. It’s really just an apple crumble with bananas, coconut and pecans – does that make it tropical, I leave it to you to decide……..
Pork is a great barbecued. We usually just marinade it, but this recipe goes a step further by wrapping the marinades pieces in foil and adding potatoes and chutney. I don’t think it really matters which cut of pork you use and if you don’t want to barbecue you can always cook it in the oven.