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.

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PORK CHOPS WITH POTATO CHUTNEY PARCELS

Pork is a great barbecued.  We usually just marinade it, but this recipe goes a step further by wrapping the marinades pieces in foil and adding potatoes and chutney.  I don’t think it really matters which cut of pork you use and if you don’t want to barbecue you can always cook it in the oven.

MINI VEGIE AND CHEESE FRITTATAS

It’s Grand Prix weekend here in Melbourne this weekend.  My husband is a F1 fan and we not only go to the race here every year, but also have been lucky enough to go to several races overseas.  As you’d expect the food on sale at the track varies from country to country.   So far, unsurprisingly, Italy has had the best.  Here in Melbourne it’s all pretty much heavy duty fried things so I usually take a lighter lunch for us.  Tomorrow I’m making these Frittatas to take……..

CORN AND POTATO PIE

The cheesy pastry base in this recipe is filled with mashed potato, bacon, spring onions, creamed corn and more cheese, which sounds like a great combination.  It doesn’t say so, but I’m assuming they mean for you to heat it hot, although cold the next day might be interesting as well.

POTATO MOUSSAKA

As this says it’s not a traditional moussaka.  Traditional Greek moussaka is made with eggplant and this recipe uses potato in it’s place.  I think that using both eggplant and potato would work really well too, but making a traditional mince and tomato base sauce would probably be a lot better than a can of braised steak and onions.

FARMERS SAUSAGE CASSEROLE

The only part of this recipe that I’m unsure of is the packet of hearty beef soup.  It does say you can substitute a can of condensed hearty beef soup, but I’m not sure that beef stock and extra vegetables, carrots or celery, mightn’t be a better way to go.