MINESTRONE WITH BACON

This is another of my minestrone soup recipes.  It differs from the other one in just a few small ways.  It has potato, cabbage and Haricot beans and also less pasta, but the same rule applies about making it up to the marked area before adding the pasta. Either version works really well.

 

CLASSIC MINESTRONE

I’m deviating from Mum’s recipes this week because I made a pot of this minestrone soup for my family last Sunday and everyone said I should add the recipe to the collection.  I always make it the day before up to the marked area, then reheat it the next day and add the pasta.  If you add the pasta too early it can get a bit gluggy.

SHEPHERD’S PIE WITH CREAMY RICE TOPPING

It’s a cold, windy winter’s day here in Melbourne today, so this Shepherd’s Pie sounds like the ideal meal for tonight.  This recipe is a bit different as the topping is rice, cheese and cream instead of the traditional potato. It comes from a Women’s Weekly Rice and Easy supplement Mum pulled out and kept back.

SHEARERS STEW AND DUMPLINGS

On a cold winter’s day in Melbourne the idea of a lamb stew for dinner is very appealing.  I love the name of this one that was published by the Herald Sun back in July 1992 – not quite sure that a shearer ever made it, but you never know it’s certainly hearty enough.