Almost back to school time after the long summer holidays here in Melbourne.
So I thought some old 1970s sandwich filling ideas might give you some new ideas for the kid’s lunches. Mum used to make the Mock Chicken Filling for our sandwiches and also for afternoon teas with her friends. I remember it as tasting quite nice.
As more and more Australians are deciding that a hot Christmas lunch is a bit silly in our climate, this 1970s cold Chicken Loaf could be worth trying. It has the added benefit of being made the day before and you only need turn it out and slice it on Christmas Day. A great way to cut down the stress of the big day.
Mum often used to make a dessert of fruit set in jelly, she always served it in a bowl though. This is a bit fancier version as it’s cut into squares and decorated with cream, nuts and cherries and even ice cream….quite a treat.
There’s nothing too unusual about these Little Meatballs, it’s more their size. As the recipe says they’re quite versatile, you can put them a pasta sauce or sweet and sour sauce. You could even serve them with a dipping sauce as a nibble or pop them in the kids lunchbox. I’ve included Mum’s Tomato Sauce for Mince Balls recipe as I think it goes well with them. Enjoy………..
This is a fairly basic biscuit recipe, but the crushed nuts, sugar and cinnamon coating is what makes them different. If you didn’t want to made them as logs, they’d also be good rolled out and cut into biscuit shapes.
For years Mum made a savoury slice using sausage meat which she’d take on picnics, a recipe that I’ve made lots of times as well. This sausage pie is a bit different though with the layers of sausage meat, tomato and onion topped with egg. It’s sort of an adaption of an egg and bacon pie. I haven’t made it, but as it says it would be great hot or cold.
I’m just back from six weeks travelling around Spain and Portugal in 30o heat, so returning to wintry Melbourne has been a shock. To warm myself up I’ve been making stews and soup – good winter food. This soup is a favourite.