As soon as my sisters and I left home, our mum had this cute recipe book ready for us.
My eldest and oldest of us four sisters had it handwritten in calligraphy and I remember mum spending so much time handwriting it – such a treasured thing to have.And my youngest sister helped mum type out our recipe book when my twin and I left home straight from high school to the big smoke of Brisbane!
A recipe book of all the recipes mum made as we grew up! How sweet is that! It’s been used quite a few times over the years and has the food marks to prove it!
And throughout the years I have ALWAYS used it. Having cravings for Paprika Potatoes or Lamb & Barley stew, Nanny’s Rice Pudding or tonights offering, Porcupine Meatballs!!!Such tasty treats and something which I am so so blessed to have to one day pass down to our children and tell them that their Nanny, my mum, put this together so we can all eat food that generations have eaten!! And its already my 10 year old nephews favourite meal!
Pretty darn special – thank you mamma!
Porcupine Meatballs (tomato rice meatballs)
- 500grams beef mince
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoon chopped onion
- 1/4 cup uncooked rice
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- can of tomato soup
- 2 1/2 cups of water
In a bowl combine all ingredients except tomato soup and water.Shape into balls (makes approx 16).
In large saucepan combine soup and water and bring to the boil.
Drop meatballs into soup, cover, simmer for approx 30-35 minutes
I love that your mum did that too haha! That is so hilarious – did yours have the porcupine recipe in it too? Is it similar ingredients?