ROLLED MEAT LOAF

There’s so many different wrapped meatloaf recipes around.  There’s recipes for them wrapped in bacon, prosciutto and puff pastry.  What makes this a bit different is that it’s rolled up like a Swiss roll and the pastry is inside as well.  This old recipe uses a packet of chicken supreme soup to sop up the moisture, don’t think that’s available any more, but cream of chicken soup should do the job instead.

CHOCOLATE SNOWBALLS – No Bake

These no-bake snowballs have an interesting combination of ingredients – cornflakes, coconut, jam, cake or biscuits – all held together with copha.  Don’t think that makes a light and fluffy mix, which is sort of what I’d expect from a snowball, but it does make a tasty treat.

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.

CRUSTLESS SAUSAGE QUICHE

Don’t think I’ve every seen a sausage quiche recipe before.  Haven’t tried it, but it looks OK and as long as your sausages are gluten free it could be a bit of a change from  plain fried sausage and egg for those who are gluten intolerant.

SPICY BAKED EGGPLANT

It used to be quite hard to find recipes that catered easily for vegetarian guests, luckily that’s no longer the case.  Years ago I remember searching for an interesting dish to serve my son’s girlfriend for a Christmas lunch dominated by roast pork and turkey.  The answer I finally came up with was a stuffed eggplant, don’t think it was quite as spicy as this recipe though.  Fortunately she seemed to enjoy it.