Meat Loaf

from Georgie Adamson’s parents’ days

This was one of Dad’s specialities and made for family get-togethers where it was mainly served cold with Mum’s home-made relish or tomato sauce.

Mix together in a large bowl:

500g finely minced steak, 250g sausage meat, ½ cup bacon pieces chopped finely, ½ cup breadcrumbs, 1 large onion finely chopped, 2 tsp salt, pepper to taste, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbs tomato sauce and 1 egg. Finely chopped parsley or herbs may be added. Add a little water or milk to moisten.

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from Georgie Adamson’s parents’ days

Another of my father’s made at Xmas

7 ozs condensed milk

1 tbsp butter

2 lbs sugar

1 cup milk

Put all ingredients into a saucepan and bring slowly to boil for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Test consistency by dropping a little into cold water on a saucer. When the mixture is like soft putty, remove pan from heat.

Beat with a wooden spoon until mixture begins to solidify around the edges. Pour into a buttered tin and mark into bars and allow … Read more »

Banana Supreme

from Georgie Adamson’s parents’ days

6 bananas

½ cup sweet Marsala

1 tbs caster sugar

1 tbs butter

Place bananas in a greased ovenproof dish. Pour over Marsala. Sprinkle over sugar and dot with butter. Bake for about 20 mins in moderate oven. Delicious served with cream or ice cream. Serves 4.

Cost approx 90c

Chinese Food –  Chow Mein

from Georgie Adamson’s parents’ days

This was a pretty exotic dish introduced to the family menu.

1 lb minced steak

½ cabbage, sliced thinly

1 lb beans cut small, 4 stalks celery, 2 medium onions, all cut small.

1 packet Continental chicken noodle soup

1 dessertspoon curry powder

3 cups water

Melt 1dessertspoon butter in saucepan or frying pan. Brown mince steak and season. Add water, soup and all vegs. Cook 20 mins. Add 2 dessertspoon rice when it … Read more »

Pineapple Pudding

from Georgie Adamson’s parents’ days
1 tin pineapple
1 packet pineapple jelly
2 eggs
1 pint milk
1 dessertpoon cornflour
1 tbs sugar
Vanilla, water
Drain pineapple, reserving juice and cut into small pieces. Place into glass dish.
Make custard with egg yolks, cornflour, sugar, few drops of vanilla.
When cool, pour custard over pineapple and mix together.
Dissolve jelly with reserved pineapple juice, adding enough … Read more »


by Georgina Adamson

My approach to making marmalade is fairly basic, probably because I often had buckets of fruit to deal with. Arm yourself with a board, a large bowl for cut-up fruit and a smaller one for seeds and pith, and a good sharp knife. A towel for under the board is handy as this job will get messy.

Prepare fruit: cut into small pieces with not too much pith, it’s really the skin you need. If I am juicing fruit regularly, I save the skins, put them in the freezer and take them out when I’m making marmalade. … Read more »