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Ann’s savoury chops

November 20, 2016 Filed under Dinner

This is my friend Ann’s go-to recipe for a quick and easy, tasty dinner – for family or friends.

Ingredients

6 lamb leg chops
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
1 teaspoon of each of ginger, curry powder, mustard, mixed spice
1½ cups of water
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Trim the fat from the chops and place in an ovenware dish
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and pour over the chops
  3. You can prepare the sauce ahead of time and leave it to marinade the chops for several hours or just put the dish into the oven straight away.
  4. Cover dish and bake in a slow oven (140°C for 2 hours, or 170°C for 1 hour.

Serve with baked potatoes, boiled carrots and steamed broccoli for a well balanced dinner

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He cooked enough to be able to make a filling chicken soup from the leftovers. This soup is very thick and almost a chicken stew. The children loved it and had chicken dinner again and again. Read more

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Introducing Askmumnow

August 13, 2012 Filed under Intro

 

I’m delighted that Askmumnow.com is now available on mobile devices to make it much easier for you to access the content.
We also plan to update some of the information so that it is more relevant in today’s world. I’m thinking more of recipes because in the 1970s and 80s the range of ingredients available was far narrower than we have today. Our tastes have changed as well with this greater variety of flavours  and ingredients.  For example, who would have complained about the price of out-of-season avocados back then. We hardly knew what an avocado looked like let alone tasted one.
We plan to stick with the recipes that were used in the 70s and 80s and adapt them to make use of the wider range of flavours and ingredients that we have become used to. Also look for gluten-free variations and low sugar options for some of the more traditional recipes. There will also be new recipes that are not necessarily what “Mum used to make” but that are the basis for good nutritious family meals using seasonal fresh ingredients.

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