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Updated recipes from your childhood

August 28, 2014 Filed under Dinner

Although Askmumnow takes a nostalgic look at things we did in the 1970’s and 80’s, life has changed a lot and it’s not possible to recreate life as it was then. In some ways we wouldn’t want to.

However we can still use recipes from that era and update them to use modern appliances.  For example, any of the casserole recipes can be made in a slow cooker.  The slow cooker is a marvellous invention for mothers who are busy with young children, or at work, or both.OK

Try the Apricot Chicken Casserole in a slow cooker.  Put it on the low temperature in the morning and it is ready to eat for the evening meal after 7-8 hours slow cooking.

The beef casserole with dumplings is another that adapts well to the slow cooker.  Always best to cook beef on Low for 7-8 hours.  Beef ( or steak) for casseroles or stews needs slow cooking and can get tough if cooked too quickly.  Add the dumplings about one hour before serving.

You can make it even easier by adding vegetables before you start cooking.  Maybe small whole potatoes, peeled and quartered potatoes, sliced carrots, pumpkin pieces, sweet potatoes.  Any root vege really.  I prefer to cook beans, peas, broccoli etc separately just before dinner.

If you’re home during the day and you forget to put the casserole on in the morning, you can do it around midday and cook it on High for 3-4 hours.

Temporary cover for casserole dish

June 12, 2012 Filed under Tip of the Day

To cover a casserole dish when you don’t have a lid, cover with aluminium foil and mould to fit around the lip of the dish.

Sausage casserole

February 25, 2012 Filed under Dinner

This dinner dish is a very tasty and filling way of serving sausages for dinner and especially good if your budget is a bit tight.  It was a regular – and a favourite on our menu when the children were young. It has the added bonus Read more

Apricot chicken casserole

August 27, 2009 Filed under Dinner

A few years ago when my daughter was working, studying and feeding her family, I made numerous chicken casseroles for them.   This was a favourite as it is so easy.  Read more

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