You are currently browsing the Recipe Road Test category
Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 entries.

Changs Oriental Noodle Salad – Recipe Road Test

  • Posted on November 13, 2010 at 7:46 AM

This is a salad that Julia often makes when having a BBQ. This is on the back of the Changs Fried Noodle packet. The original recipe uses finely shredded cabbage.

This is always popular dish however there is an alternative that may be even better!

Mushroom Meatballs

  • Posted on July 10, 2010 at 6:11 AM

Some people have a problem with using tinned soups as the base for a meal. Most of those same people do not have a problem with opening a jar of ready made simmer sauce. If you think about it logically, there is no difference. Tinned soup was the pre-cursor to today’s Chicken Tonight and similar. The Sisters would not use tinned soup every day but feel that these soups do have their place in the kitchen for the odd easy meal.

Always a winner, the Mushroom Meatballs recipe that is ever popular in Julia’s house was given to her by her mother-in-law. It originally came from the label of a tin of condensed mushroom soup. Not strictly speaking a road test as such, Julia has tweaked the recipe and makes her meatballs in a very specific way using grated carrot, zucchini, onion and garlic.

Recipe Road Test

  • Posted on May 8, 2010 at 5:18 PM

The Sensible Sisters like to expand their cooking repertoire. They have noticed that there are many recipes on the back of products in the supermarket. As a result, the Sisters have decided to make some new things and “road test” a number of these recipes that they haven’t tried yet.

Chow Mein, Chop Suey or Ki Si Min…

  • Posted on May 2, 2010 at 6:51 AM

Whatever you choose to call it, this dish was a much enjoyed family dinner for Julia’s DD’s and DH one night this week. Popular in the 1970′s, it uses a packet of chicken noodle soup for the flavour base. At the moment, a version of the recipe is on the back of the soup packet.  There are countless variations on the web.

Sponge Cake with Passionfruit Icing and Jam and Cream

  • Posted on April 14, 2010 at 6:42 PM

When growing up the Sensible Sisters’ mother used to make a large catering size double decker sponge cake with passionfruit icing and jam and cream. This was her standard plate for ‘bring a plate’ functions. It was always very well received and the size alone made it quite impressive.

Get Adobe Flash player