Aussie rissole night

My mum was the queen of rissole night (an Aussie burger) – homemade and seared in the griddle in this instance. Beef mince (5% fat), finely chopped brown onion, breadcrumbs, a dash of Worcestershire and soy sauces, 1 tsp of mixed herbs and a sprinkling of breadcrumbs – and a pack of mince beef meant…

Slow cooked chicken with orzo

This was one of those ‘let’s do a mass fridge empty’ moments (a great clear out for everyone). Chicken, carrots, celery, fresh toms, red onion, chicken stock… As the ingredients produced a lot of liquid throughout the cooking process (I did a 9 hour slow cook for this one), I decided a cup of Greek…

Hearty chicken pie

This was a take on my previous chicken pot pie OBSESSION. Oh the halcyon days before my portion control and when we had 2 dishes just for the OH and me. But now we have to share a much bigger pie dish. This version was packed with veggies at the request of our eldest, a…

Sausages and mash – a weekly regular

If your weekly dinner plan doesn’t consists of sausages and some form of potato and veggies, are you really even living? This staple is the one regular I have had all my life. In Oz, the preference is for a beef sausage but it wasn’t until 2004 when I discovered the pork sausage on these…

Comfort Eating – Chicken Pot Pie

This is not a dish that should ever be made for the prime purpose of looking good. The messier the better, the flakier the pastry the nicer. Made with few ingredients and covered with a blanket of puff pastry, you know winter has called out to your culinary senses when you cook Chicken Pot Pie…

Comfort eating part 2

It cannot be denied that comfort eating is a pleasure always. And after a rather heavy Italian inspired cook-fest this week, we didn’t fall short of comfort. this affect – I make no apologies for pasta eating en mass. Spaghetti Bolognaise is one such comfort. A meal that can be cooked with a blindfold on,…