Saturday, 24 March 2012

International Virtual Pot Luck Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the International Virtual Pot Luck Blog Hop, organised by Deb in Arizona. Today it is me..


..The (Not So) Small One instead of my Mum, Sian. Although she does most of the cooking every day, it is not one of her favourite things to do. But I LOVE to cook; so I have taken over for a little while! I am very excited to be part of this and I hope you all like my recipe.

I have a main dish to show you today

I got this recipe from my Home Economics class in school. We were learning all about a teenager's dietary requirements and this was a suggested healthy dish. We had to cook it as part of our Christmas exam and I had a lot of fun practising it at home. It is the perfect dish to cook if you have guests as it is quick to make, easy to enlarge and it tastes great!

Wedge Topped Mediterranean Pie Serves two
Ingredients
225g lean mince beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 red pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
200g chopped canned tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
50g cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
big pinch of mixed herbs
salt and pepper to taste
175g frozen potato wedges
25g mozzarella cheese

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180C or Gas Mark 6
2. Dry the mince , onion and garlic until browned. Add the pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes
3. Add remaining ingredients except the potato wedges and the mozzarella cheese and cook for 2-3 minutes. Place in a large ovenproof dish
4.Top with the potato wedges and sprinkle with the cheese. Cook in the oven for approx 20 minutes.

You'll love this! But if you'd like to try another main dish, then it's time for you to hop on over to Jacky at Scrappy Jacky. I'm sure she has something good for you. Happy Hopping! Don't forget if you get lost along the way you can start back with Deb right at the beginning and enjoy the rest of the party

42 comments:

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I love the idea of using frozen potato wedges for the topping. Genius! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I know it will be a hit with my teenage son.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hello The (Not So) Small One! I was so excited when your mom emailed me and told me you'd be participating in today's blog hop. I'm so happy to have you in my list!!!

LOVE the photo of you at your door welcoming us all, and your dish looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us here today.

PS: When you start your own blog be sure that your mom announces here so I can follow you! ;o)

Beverly said...

Oh TSO, it's delightful to see you at the door as I think possibly if I really stopped by you might be the one to answer my knock :) I am absolutely going to prepare this recipe in the next week. It looks yummy and I am tired of the same old thing here. Tell your mom "hi" for me, glad she shared her space with you!

Cheri said...

So glad you joined in the hop! Love the photo of you and the meal looks quite yummy!

Ruth said...

Hi TNSSO! That sounds a delicious recipe and it's a gorgeous photo of you at the door.

helena said...

great photo welcoming us at the door. Love the idea of using frozen wedges as the topping - on my menu for next week

Maya said...

The dish looks great! Can you teach my daughter to cook? :)

Love this photo of you! It is beautiful!

Jo.C said...

I think you have a twin over here as my daughter loves to cook and seemed to have a similar French exchange to you. I am going to share this with her. Looks great - thanks for sharing :0)

beccaf1970 said...

This looks delicious, and perfect to bring to a party! Thanks for sharing!

Ginger said...

Hello TNSSO :) It is a pleasure to see you on your mom's blog sharing what looks like a wonderful dish! Thanks for greeting me at the door, I am now going to copy and paste the recipe and will surely make it as I am certain the man of my house will find this to be delicious! Hope to see you again :)

Carrie Rosalind said...

So great to see you taking over your mom's blog! :) This recipe looks great and like one that I would really enjoy. I will have to convert it all to American measurements and try this one out! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jane said...

thanks for the recipe, might get my grandson to help me make it next week.

scrappyjacky said...

That recipe sounds delicious,TNSSO....and love your welcome photo.

Katie said...

This looks delicious. Well done you xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Good morning! It's so nice to "see" you, especially because my family and I are hoping to meet you this summer. We will be traveling from California to Ireland this summer for a few weeks while I teach at Trinity down in Dublin. We play to spend a long weekend up North, so will definitely stop by.
I love the look of this recipe. I wonder if minced beef is what we would call ground beef. Will have to check it out.
Cheers! (but not margaritas for you).
Rinda

furrypig said...

Hi TNSSO what a great recipe! My son would love this so will have to give it a try thanks so much... great photo by the way xxx

Karen said...

Hi TNSSO. Thank you for such a delicious recipe. I think I will be requesting that my teenage daughter makes this for us in the week (I am sure it will be just as tasty with vegetarian mince). I can't wait to sample this.

debs14 said...

This sounds delicious and I love that fact that it is good for you too! I bet your mum gets you to take over the kitchen often if this is the kind of dish you can make! Lovely to see you here today, I think we need you to make more guest appearances!

Alison said...

Lovely to meet you TNSSO! I'll definately be trying your recipe..and you're right - it can easily be adapted to suit as many people as you need to feed!!
Alison xx

Karen said...

I'm so delighted to meet you!! This looks like something my husband would really like, so I'll be jotting this down for a dinner soon.

Jennifer said...

Ooh this looks yummy! Your daughter is so beautiful! Love this photos of her. She is turning into quite a young lady. :)

Amy said...

Hi TNSSO! How are you?
My children would love this recipe, they are not quite teenagers, but love all variations of the meal you have made for us today ... just right for the not so traditional Australian weather that we have today!

Chipper said...

That looks very yummy!!!!! Thank you for sharing :-)

Rhona said...

Hi TNSSO, what a lovely surprise to see you welcome us in :). I definitely think I should let my daughter read this and perhaps she'll give me a night off cooking and make it for us :). Thanks for sharing recipe and I look forward to seeing you again soon x

Margaret said...

I love anything that even looks like a casserole. Cover in cheese and I'm in heaven.

Linda said...

YUM! That looks delicious:)

Suzy said...

How lovely to have a post from you and what a pretty picture you make :)

Recipe sounds rather yum and I know that My Tall and My Not So Small Ones would love it :)

alexa said...

Lovely pictures; you and it, both! Now, I'd have to do a bit of substituting for a veggie like me, but I can see that my mashed up walnut roast could find a home here quite nicely. And especially nice to meet you in person. :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sian,

This dish looks very yummy. Is minced beef the same as ground beef?

I love anything with garlic so this is right up my alley!

Hugs,
Kay

Melissa said...

What a lovely guest blogger & a delicious sounding recipe!

Jo said...

That sounds really nice, think I'll have to give it a go x

Missus Wookie said...

Hello TNSSO - your dish looks good and I think I'll suggest it to my slave labour/teenagers who have to cook as an option.

They'll have to make the wedges from scratch, but even so should enjoy it.

Wanda said...

This looks absolutely yummy...thanks for sharing! You've given me a challenge too because I'm not used to thinking in metric terms so I'll have to work out what the amounts are in pounds, cups, ounces, etc. (makes metric sound like genius, doesn't it?)

Lisa-Jane said...

That look very yummy! And perfect for slimming world too.

Louise said...

Oh I missed saying Hi to TSO - Lovely way to have introduced herself and the recipe looks yummy.

Seems i've missed the blog hop too - think i'll be back later to hop around.

Rebekah said...

This sounds delicious! TFS! Sounds like a super fun hop too!

Susan said...

I made this dish for supper tonight and it was soooo good! I'll definitely be making it again - thanks for the recipe. :-)

Becky said...

Lovely recipe! I'll definitely be giving this one a go :)

Kirsty.a said...

I've just seen this, having visited Deb's blog. I've not had a lot of time for reading blogs this week. Looks like a great recipe. I know 2 children who would love this
Thanks

Carmen said...

My eldest daughter is exactly the same and is compiling a recipe folder :) Her scones (both cheese and fruit) are amazing and they too were a school recipe.

I'll definitely be printing this one off for her to make for us :) Thank you !

Carmen said...

p.s Think we would use Quorn mince though, love that stuff, will let you know how she gets on ;)

Gail said...

So nice to meet you and great that you took over your Mum's blog for the day. Love the picture of you at the door. That recipe looks really nice I'll have to see if I can try it.

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