Winter Meals

Smoked Fish Pie

Preperation Time – 20 mins Cook Time – 15 mins

3 eggs4

50g tin smoked fish

4 Large potatoes – boiled and mashed with a little milk

2 TBSP flour

2 TSP mustard powder

500ml milk

Salt and pepper

Parsely (optional)

  1. Boil eggs in water for 6-7mins until hard boiled. Cool under cold running water then shell and slice.
  2. Place eggs and smoked fish in a shallow casserole dish.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan, add flour and stir over heat for 1 min. Remove from heat
  4. Mix in the mustard and add the milk slowly. Season with salt and pepper, mix in the parsely now if using.
  5. Pour over the fish and eggs.
  6. Top with mashed potato.
  7. Bake for 15 mins at 200C until golden and bubbling.

Simple Cottage Pie

500g mince

1 onion – peeled and diced

1 Beef stock cube

2 cups hot water

1 TBSP cornflour mixed with 1 TBSP cold water into a paste

4 large potatoes – boiled and mashed with a little milk

1 cup frozen peas (optional)

  1. Fry mince and onions in a pan until mince is no longer pink.
  2. Mix stock cube with hot water and add to mince.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins.
  4. Add cornflour paste and stir until thickened.
  5. You can add 1 cup of frozen peas now if you have them.
  6. Put mixture in an ovenproof dish and put potato on top.
  7. Rough the top up with a fork and put under the grill to brown the potato.

Pumpkin Soup

1/2 a pumpkin – peeled and chopped

1 onion – chopped

2 chicken stock cubes

2 potatoes – peeled and chopped

Milk or cream – to thin soup

Cheese – grated (optional)

  1. In a saucepan cover potatoes and pumpkin with water.
  2. Add stock cubes and onion.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer until tender.
  4. Drain off 1/2 the water.
  5. Mash or puree until smooth.
  6. Add grated cheese while hot.
  7. Thin to desired consistency with milk or cream before serving.

Macaroni Cheese

1-2 rashers bacon

1 1/2 cup grated cheese

1 1/2 cup macaroni – cooked

1 cup milk

1/2 chopped onion

2 TBSP flour

1 1/2 TBSP butter or margarine

2-3 slices crumbled bread

  1. Saute chopped bacon and onion in margarine/butter.
  2. Add flour.
  3. Remove from heat ans add a little milk, mixing it in.
  4. Add the rest of the milk.
  5. Return to heat and stir until thick. 
  6. Add grated cheese and stir.
  7. Add macaroni to the sauce.
  8. Put in a caserole dish and top with bread and sprinkle grated cheese.
  9. Bake in a oven until golden brown on top.

Tasty Sausage Casserole

Cook Time – 30-40 mins

6-8 sausages

1-2 apples – sliced

1 TBSP brown sugar

  1. Simmer sausages in water for 10 mins.
  2. Take out and put in an ovenproof dish.
  3. layer sliced apples over the sausage.
  4. Sprinkle over brown sugar.

2 onions – chopped

1 TBSP oil2 TBSP flour

1 TSP powdered mustard

2 TSP beef stock or 1 cube

2 cups warm water

1 TSP malt vinegar

1 TBSP soy sauce

  1. Fry onions in oil.
  2. Add flour and mustard and cook for 1 min.
  3. Stir in the rest and bring to the boil.
  4. Pour over the sausages.
  5. Cook in the oven at 180C for 30-40 minutes

Tuna Kedgeree

1 cup rice – cooked

1 onion – chopped finely

1 stick celery – chopped finely

1 tin tunaButter – for frying

1 TBSP prsely – chopped (optional)

  1. Fry onion and celery in butter until transparent.
  2. Add tuna and rice.
  3. Heat through.
  4. Add parsely before serving.