A couple of years ago my youngest son had a great holiday in Tasmania and came back with several bottles of a new cider he’d discovered – Pagan Cider. Since then we always have a few bottles in the fridge, one of which I’m now going to use to try this chicken recipe – guess I’d better make it when he’s coming for dinner.
This is another recipe from the Women’s Week Let’s Go Greek supplement. It uses fillo pastry, but you could change that to shortcrust or puff if you wanted to. The fillo would be lighter, but the others would still make a good pie.
This is an early version of homemade Chinese chicken and almonds, before woks were a common household utensil, before you could buy a chicken already cooked from the supermarket and before you could buy cooked rice from the freezer or shelf. A great example of how things have changed in the last 40+ years.
I’ve made lots and lots of sweet cheesecakes over the years, but I’m yet to make a savoury one. This chicken one looks good though, so watch out family I’m going to give it a go next time you all come around.
Mum chopped this recipe off the back of a packet of Sunrice. The packet has a use by date of 15 Apr 2005 so it’s a fairly recent recipe as far as her collection goes. The tomato pasta sauce also gives it’s age away.
You can tell this an 80s recipe by the lovely wooden bowl and spoon in the picture. Not convinced that the spoon would be much good for getting the casserole out of the bowl though. Think a more modern metal one would do a far better job.
Everyone has a quick pasta recipe these days and at first glance this one doesn’t seem all that unusual, but back when Mum cut this one out it was a fairly new idea for her. At that time the only pasta dish she made spaghetti bolognese.
Did you think using chickpeas in a recipe was a new thing? This Moroccan style casserole from a 1990s, Australian Women’s Weekly supplement Clever Casseroles disproves this. This recipe is more than 20 years old and a. is Moroccan style and b. uses chickpeas – everything old is new again…….and it even includes a couscous recipe.