Monday, 25 May 2015

Recipes To Remember

For my meal planning this week, I am using an Australian cookbook called Recipes To Remember by the Australian Women's Weekly. I have always found the Women's Weekly cookbooks to be fantastic - easy to follow recipes that the family always love to eat. Perfect!

As the title suggests, this is a retro themed cookbook. It includes a great range of recipes as well as some advertisements from the 50s and 60s.

Snack chocolate - so sickly sweet!

Love that bright yellow cheese!

The fashions were the best!

This week, for family dinners, we have:

Rich Beef Mince Pie with potato wedges and green salad
Fruit Salad

Crisp Parmesan Chicken with Eggplant Salad
Chocolate Mousse Cake

Thai Spicy Beef and Noodle Stir-Fry
Coconut Panna Cotta with Caramelised Mangoes

Herb Roast Chicken with roast veggies and steamed greens
Fruit Salad

Italian Meatballs with spaghetti
Lemon Delicious Pudding

Paneer and Vegetable Curry with naan
Lemon Tart

Braised Beef Brisket with lemon rice
Sticky Date Pudding

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Slice
Banana Bread
Lemon and Vanilla Madeleines
Butterfly Cakes

Linking with I'm An Organising Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.


  1. Hi.. So nice to meet you ... Thank you for following my blog and I am now following yours.. It is such a sweet one.. Love your menus and the retro recipe book.. Have a great week.. xo

    1. Lovely to meet you too! Thank you for your kind words. It is just so wonderful to find so many kindred spirits out there!
      Have a fantastic week.

  2. You are going to be one busy lady in the kitchen with those recipes! Have fun...hope they are all delicious! :)

    1. I know! I shudder to think how many hours I spend cooking! But it is all for the family, so totally worth it, even if it only takes them two minutes to devour something that takes ages to cook! The pleasures of a house full of boys.

  3. Where did you buy the book Jayne? I think I saw something similar at the post office a while back that I was planning on buying my daughter. Is this one suitable for beginner cooks?

    1. I borrowed it from the library, but yes it was at the post office. Along with another great one called Baking Day. I think it would be perfect for your daughter. It has a really good range of recipes and all quite simple and well explained. I think the Women's Weekly cookbooks cannot be beaten!

  4. Wow Jayne, I think I want to come over to your place every night. Do you have dessert every night??? You are such a blessing to your family and an inspiration to keep things new with your meals. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

    1. Aaaw, thanks so much! Yes, we do have dessert every night (but at least twice a week, it is just tinned fruit!) I started doing it for about three nights in a row and that was it - they ask every night, so I have just started making it! With three boys, they are always hungry anyway. If I didn't make dessert, they would be snacking from the cupboards before bed! I am just amazed how much the boys can eat.