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Blossomhill Tue 05-Jul-05 20:21:22

delicious!!!! Also made sausage casserole all from the dinner lady cookbook.
Still doing loads of cooking and have changed the way we eat. I know now that fast food doesn't have to be cr*p so would rather give my kids scrambled egg on granary toast than chicken nuggets. Has really helped calm dd down and she concentrates so much more

lucy5 Tue 05-Jul-05 20:24:00

im in the middle of the same process with dd and the whole family, will have to get hold of that book. Is it a new one?

spidermama Tue 05-Jul-05 20:26:53

Good for you Blossomhill. Good eating is a joy to be shared.

Donbean Tue 05-Jul-05 20:28:14

i intend on getting the book, but would you mind posting the recipes for both the flapjacks and casserol please. I want to have a go.

Blossomhill Tue 05-Jul-05 20:40:56

Sure Donbean. I'll do it now :-

Sausage Casserole

16 thin sausages
115g onions
vegetable oil
2 x 400g chopped toms
pinch mixed herbs
150ml (5 fl oz) water

preheat oven to 200c/400f/gas 6

cut sausages into 3 pieces and peel/chop onions. Put sausages and onions in lightly oiled ovenproof dish, bake in preheated oven for 15-20 mins

Add chopped toms, herbs and water to the sausages. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes

I served mine with mash and it was delicious. Kids and dh loved it!

Flap Jack

115g/4oz butter
115g/4oz caster sugar
85g/3oz golden syrup
225g/8oz rolled oats
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
* I added some sultanas to mine, just a large handful, personal taste!
Preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas 4, line small shallow tin (25x20cm/10x8in)with baking paper

Melt butter, sugar and syrup. Stir in oats and vanilla essence. Spread mixture into tin and bake for 25 mins

cut into portions and lift from tin while still warm

littlerach Tue 05-Jul-05 20:55:04

Have you tried adding muesli as well? Makes them even yummier!!

maomao Tue 05-Jul-05 20:55:19

Wow, BH, I'm very impressed --- that's great that your cooking has had such impact on dd.

Twiglett Tue 05-Jul-05 20:57:18

that sausage casserole recipe is really nice too if you use a tin of baked beans instead of one of the tins of tomatoes and add a tin of chickpeas .. yum (I also like it with big tasty sausages instead of thin ones)


littleshebear Tue 05-Jul-05 21:11:05

We love the Dinner Lady cookbook and would really recommend it. I have made a few things from it but my DH loves it since he made the pork meatballs last week when I was busy and everyone loved them. He is not a natural cook! He liked it so much he went to Tesco's yesterday and did the shopping based on the recipes - yesterday we had sizzling sausage and today homemade chicken nuggets.They were both lovely and the kids ate it all up. Tomorrow we're having moussaka. They're good recipes because they're so simple and child friendly. They don't add salt either - I was a bit dubious about the lack of flavouring but my DH who is a literal minded soul didn't add any, just followed the recipe and it tasted fine.Incidentally I have made both sorts of cookies from the book and they're delicious.

Donbean Wed 06-Jul-05 13:54:50

Thanks, sausage cassarole for tea tonight.
Think i will add beans to it too.

Blossomhill Wed 06-Jul-05 21:54:15

How was it Donbean?

moondog Wed 06-Jul-05 21:56:29

Glad everything is still onwards and upwards, BH. There is no way that crap food can't have some sort of effect on kids or adults for that matter.

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