ECONOMICAL CHICKEN PIE
2 chicken fillets- diced
One leek sliced finely (or one medium onion chopped)
250gm fresh mushrooms-sliced
One mushroom stock cube (or 1 tablespoon chicken stock powder)
Fry these in a little olive oil and set aside when cooked.
Small knob of butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
500 ml milk
One cup grated cheese
2 tablespoons philly cheese (or sour cream)
Salt and pepper
Melt butter and add the flour stirring constantly. Add milk slowly
and bring gently to the boil making sure that no lumps form. Add cheeses
and seasonings. Stir till a thick smooth sauce.
Add chicken mixture to the cheese mixture and gently cook for 3 minutes.
Set aside to cool completely.
Line a pie dish or quiche dish with filo pastry (about 4 sheets sprayed
with veg oil in between each sheet) and put the filling into the dish.
Cover with 4 more sheets of pastry. Spray oil over top of pie and neaten
edges. (Using kitchen scissors to do this is easiest). Sprinkle with
sesame or poppy seeds and bake in hot oven till golden.
Mix equal quantities of grated cheese and grated carrot with mayo
to make a great salad dish or just use it as a sandwich fill. Goes well
in sandwiches with chicken.
In rissoles you can put almost anything in them I normally put carrot,
capsicum, cheese, onion, mixed herbs, left over rice, egg and sauce in
mine to save on meat but not lose flavour.
Really cheap and filling meal:
1 can lite corned beef
Mix corned beef with onion and mashed potato cover with crated cheese
put in oven or microwave till cheese melts serve with salad or on its own
Go through the fridge twice a week and clear it out, there is always a
bruised apple or a half sliced tomato or sour grapes etc that no one
wants to eat. I collect all these and juice them up and drink them. I put
in beetroot or apple to improve the flavour. Very good for you and no waste!
This only works if you clean your fridge out at least twice a week, or the food
concerned is usually off by the time you get to it.