SCOTCH EGGS and TOMATO GRAVY

This starts off as a classic Scotch Egg recipe – hard boiled eggs, covered in sausage mince, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried.  That’s the way I’ve always made them mostly  to take on picnics.  The twist here is that you put them in a tomato sauce and bake them.  Certainly different – maybe worth a try!

TOMATO RELISH with Apples & Sultanas

This is another version of Tomato Relish, unlike the other one I posted last year, this one has apples and sultanas added into the mix.  It’s still a two day job though, as you need to let the tomatoes and onions sit overnight with the salt on them, before adding the other ingredients and cooking until thick the next day.

tomato-relish

GREEK STYLE LAMB CASSEROLE with Olive & Fetta Bread

If you make up the Casserole Base, divide the mixture and freeze it, then when you need it it’s pretty easy to jazz it up by adding some tomatoes, garlic, herbs and lemon juice.  If you’ve got time to make the Olive and Fetta Bread then voila – you’ve got a Greek style meal!!!

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DIANE-STYLE BEEF CASSEROLE

I think the idea of pre-making a large batch of beef casserole, freezing it in batches and then jazzing it up when needed is a great one.  This Diane-style version would be a quick way to make a tasty dish when you don’t have much time or energy left after a busy day.

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LAMB BARLEY SOUP

It might put you off that this old recipe because it starts off “Place the barley in a large bowl.  Cover with water; soak overnight”.  But if you be bothered doing it the barley will make the soup delicious and when you add in the lamb and vegetables you’ll end up with a very hearty and warming winter dish.

Lamb Barley Soup

CHICKEN & MUSHROOM SAUTE

I think this was one of the first dinner party dishes I made after I got married.   It was quite modern then with the wine, garlic, oregano and peppers and tasted great.  I’m not sure where I got the recipe from, but I can see from the typing  that I typed it up on a manual typewriter, probably at work, and here I am posting it on the internet – how the world has changed!!!!  It served me well all those years ago, but I haven’t made it for awhile.  Perhaps it’s time to give it another go.

Chicken & Mushroom Saute