Friday, 10 February 2012

Recipe request

I was asked to post the recipe for the tuna, broccoli and sweetcorn plate pie so here it is.

Enough shortcrust pastry to line and top a dinner plate
About 3/4 pint cheese sauce
Knob butter
1/2 onion, finely chopped
Broccoli florets, boiled for 5 minutes then drained
3 tbsp sweetcorn
2 x 185g tins tuna in oil, drained
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs

Line plate with pastry. I blind bake mine but you don't have to.
Make cheese sauce. I just combine plain flour and milk in a saucepan and keep stirring until thickened then add the cheese. It saves using butter and saves on calories.
Saute the onion in a little butter until softened.

Combine onion, broccoli, tuna, sweetcorn and herbs into sauce then place on pastry lined plate.
Roll out remainder of pastry and cover the pie.
Bake for 25-30 minutes in fan oven 200C/ Gas 6.

We had ours with roasted potatoes and steamed carrots and peas.

I'm at work at the moment writing this and it will be my last night for 10 days as I'm on holiday. Can't wait. Nothing planned for the break from work but think I shall have to venture to a shopping centre at some point as daughter No3 wants to spend some of her Christmas money and it's also her birthday next  week so will want to spend birthday money too.

A pretty uneventful day today. Managed to get to the charity shop I volunteer in but we hardly had any customers with the bad weather so this gave me a good opportunity to scour the rails for bargains but nothing caught my eye. I'm also on the lookout for festive coloured material or clothing I can cut up and use in a project I want to start. I got a pattern for a lovely Christmas cushion with a reindeer & robin on the front and I want to make some for Christmas presents so thought if I start now I might have them finished for Christmas : ) I did buy some calico off e-bay that I need for the project as we don't have a shop anymore in the local town that sells material. Just need to get in the loft now and find my threads from when I used to cross stitch as I will need some of them.

Right off to sort out my menu plan and shopping list for Monday and do a bit of searching for the best prices.

Bye for now x


  1. Thank you Karen, that was really kind of you,


  2. The pie sounds delicious, I may give it a go. It's a good idea to start Christmas presents now if you intend making them. I knit socks for a few people last year, but I gave myself plenty of time to knit them as I'm such a slow knitter and I still didn't finish until last thing on Christmas Eve. Have a lovely holiday from work. It's my son's birthday next week too, though he's never in much of a rush to spend any money he's given, he usually saves it.

  3. Thank you for the recipe Karen, it sound delicious. I always struggle with fishy things and usually end up with a tuna pasta bake!

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