Monthly Archives: July 2015

Family chicken pasta bake

Great for the fussy eaters!

1 diced onion

½ kilo chicken breast fillets diced

3 cups of penne or spiral pasta

1 tin of condensed chicken soup

1 cup of frozen peas/corn or whatever you have around

½ cup of water

¼ cup of white wine

1 cup of tasty cheese, grated

Handful of grated parmesan

Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.  Brown off your onion in a little olive oil, add chicken, once cooked through add your soup, water, wine and vegetables, simmer for a little while and once pasta is cooked add to this chicken mix and put in oven proof casserole dish and top with cheeses, bake for 10 to 15 minutes in 180 degree oven until cheese is melted. (photo supplied)


Spiced Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Jam

750g pumpkin, peeled and cubed

750g sweet potato, peeled and cubed

¾ cup of water

1.5 kilos of sugar

Juice and rind of 2 lemons

1 tablespoon made up of ground cinnamon and cardamom

Place in heavy based pan pumpkin, sweet potato & water, put lid on and steam until it can be mashed, at this point add sugar and stir with wooden spoon over gentle heat until dissolved. All lemon zest, juice, spices and boil for 20 minutes until glossy and thick. While still hot, place in hot sterilized jars, sealing while hot. I use this as an alternative to marmalade.