POT ROASTED CHICKEN

I was sorting through Mum’s old recipes last weekend and found this Pot-Roasted Chicken recipe.  I liked the idea of being able to put everything into a casserole, put it in the oven and forget about it for a couple of hours – so I cooked it last night.  It tasted great!!!  I didn’t bother to reduce the liquid so it was pretty juicy, but that meant that the leftovers have turned into a great soupy-broth for lunch today.  Well worth trying…….

HEARTY VEAL POLENTA PIE

Veal is a meat I don’t often cook with these days, it was used a lot more when I was growing up.  In this recipe you could substitute beef, but it’s worth using veal if you can buy it, as it’s quite tender and makes a great pie filling.  The polenta base and rounds on the top make this into a very hearty pie.

LAMB AND LEEK CRUMBLE

Unfortunately there’s no picture with this recipe, which is a shame as I think a lamb casserole with a crumble topping is a little unusual and would not only taste good, but would look good as well.   It would be a good casserole to make for a group and could easily be made gluten free by simply using gluten-free plain flour.

BOUNTY DAY PIE

So what is a Bounty Day pie you’re asking……well according to Wikipedia…. ‘Bounty Day is a holiday on both Pitcairn Island, destination of the Bounty mutineers, and on Norfolk Island. It is celebrated on 23 January on Pitcairn, and on 8 June on Norfolk Island, the day that the descendants of the mutineers arrived on the island’. I guess this is a pie they make to celebrate the day, although it does seem fairly similar to a Greek beef and spinach pie – don’t suppose it matters what you call it, as long as it tastes good.

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

I suspect it’s the peppermint crisps, the crunchie bars or whatever chocolate treat you feel like adding that will be the main appeal of this ice cream for the kids.  Even so it’s something they can make themselves, although I doubt all 3 bars will make it into the mix.