BEEF CASSEROLE WITH CORN TOPPING

Looking through Mum’s recipes there’s quite a lot that use tinned sweet corn, not something that’s used much these days.  This savoury beef casserole topped with creamed corn is a bit unusual, but as it says the corn adds some sweetness to the standard savoury mince so it could be worth trying.

SPICY LAMB AND COUSCOUS PIE

This recipe comes from an Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Pies without Pastry’ liftout dated August 1994.  I love the first paragraph explaining what couscous is and where you can buy it.  It was obviously a very new ingredient back then, quite a contrast to how easy it is to find in every supermarket now.

PORK APPLE AND SAGE CASSEROLE

This casserole base makes two portions and is a great way to pre-prepare a couple of nights dinners.  You can make the base, divide in half and then freeze it.  It’s easy enough then to defrost it and add the extra ingredients on the night you want to use it.