Among Mum’s recipe collection I’ve found a great sheet put out by the Pampas pastry people. It has lots of Finger Food Recipes so I thought with Christmas entertaining fast approaching I’d share some of them with you. Pinwheels can be made with a variety of fillings, but I think this pizza one will appeal to kids of all ages.
Although the sun might be shinning and it’s not quite picnic season yet, I couldn’t resist adding this recipe to the collection. Of course you could have it hot for lunch or an evening meal with vegetables, but cold with a few slices of fresh bread and a little chutney………..yum.
This recipe was one of mother-in-law’s. Sadly she passed away many years ago so I don’t have too many of her recipes. She was a great cook though and this early version of Beef Stroganoff was one of my favourite things that she used to make.
Beef Burgandy is just the fancy name for slow cooked beef with red wine. My tried and true way of cooking it has always been by using the first method shown here, which gives you lovely tender beef in a rich sauce. The second method using an oven bag I found in Mum’s collection and should work just as well. The more modern way, of course, would be too use a slow cooker. Whichever way you end up cooking it, it’s a great winter dish. You get the best flavor by using the cheaper cuts of beef – gravy beef, blade or even skirt steak.
This recipe is probably how we really think of meatballs, Italian style, served with pasta. I’m not sure Mum would have put the olives in as she and Dad didn’t like them, but I think they are the ingredient that makes the Italian difference.
Meatballs must have been one of Mum’s favourite meals as I’ve found lots of recipes for them in her collection. This one must have been a later one as it uses a bottle of pasta sauce and fettucine, ingredients that weren’t around when she was cooking for us as children.