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Thursday, September 1, 2011
A little while ago Tanya, from Suburban Jubiliee blog, wrote a post on a recipe that her mum used to make here. Sometimes I can forget what day it is, but there was something about that recipe that stirred the memories. I went out to the kitchen drawer where I store a few of my smaller recipe books and also lots of loose pages etc cut out of magazines and newspapers over the years. Deeper and deeper into the drawer I went and there, almost at the very bottom of the drawer, was the recipe torn out of a 'vintage' Woman's Day. Tanya, and possibly her mum, had added their own touches to the recipe and definitely improved it. The original recipe had won the White Wings Bake Off in 1971. Yes I have kept it that long. I think I only made it a few times and that would have been in the 1970s. Growing up eating Italian style food, I found the recipe a bit bland...but that was then...
'Try it tonight and make your husband feel like a king'! Yes it says that!!!
So after that little wander down Memory Lane I thought that I would make the dish called 'Husband's Hasty Tasty Pie' again. I had defrosted a batch of my pasta sauce (with meat) and it was too much for the one meal. So I decided to use the left over mince mixture to make the HHT pie. I added a selection of chopped and steamed vegetables, used Tanya's idea of using the cheeses and the herbs in the pastry rolls, put it all together and voila! a quick and easy meal.