PORK CHOPS WITH PRUNES

Don’t think this recipe will be for everyone.  My family don’t like meat cooked with fruit and a whole lot of people don’t like prunes…..but…..if those two things don’t turn you off I think it could taste fairly good.  Don’t worry if you don’t have an oven bag just cook it in a greased casserole dish with a lid.

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BEEF AND POTATO PAN PIE

I like the sound of this – steak, onion, mushroom and red wine topped with potato, don’t think you can go wrong with that combination.  I would suggest though that if you don’t have an ovenproof pan it would be better to transfer the meat to an casserole dish as I don’t think the potato cook all the way through under the grill.

CHEESY VEGETABLE CHOWDER

I can’t decide if this is a chowder or a minestrone soup with lots of cheese.  For some strange reason it reminds me of a soup Mum used to make with grated onion, carrot, celery and chicken noodle soup which she covered with water and when cooked added some milk to – don’t think there was ever a recipe for it, but it was one of my favorites especially when I was sick.

BAKED SAUSAGES WITH ITALIAN BEANS

The thing I like about this recipe is that you don’t have to fry the onions and sausages before you put them in the casserole dish to cook – saving one step not to mention the washing up.  It’s not a fancy dish, but maybe a good quick one for a busy night.

CHUNKY CHICKEN IN SPICY ONION & MUSHROOM SAUCE

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.

CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM BAKE – Two Versions

Version One has the grand title Chicken Saute Au Gratin – a bit fancy really for chicken and mushroom topped with chips and cheese.  Still as the tag at the bottom says it’s a great one for kids.

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Version Two is not that much more sophisticated and should also be one kids love.  Having just made a ‘pasta bake’ ie macaroni cheese for my grand-daughters, I really think this could also be called a pasta bake.  Although I think I’d substitute whole milk for the evaporated milk for a better flavour.

chicken-mushroom-bake