Your Weekly Feed # 23 From Mum’s Kitchen


Wasn’t Sammie of The Annoyed Thyroid a great blog sitter last week for Your Weekly Feed? Thanks so much Sammie.  All the delicious contributions were a fabulous distraction to the ins and outs of relocating.  I haven’t yet had a chance to make anything in the kitchen of our new house as it’s been a tad hectic with a quick trip back to Sydney tonight thrown in for good measure too!  My Mum has come to the rescue with a meal for us this week but before we get to that everything looked so good in last weeks link up, as usual it’s so hard to only pick two but …

Zamamabakes Carrot Lentil & Salmon patties caught my eye as I think the girls would go for these too

Carrot Lentil and Salmon Patties

my lovely co-host Kim from Land of Zonkt served up some great looking Turkey Burgers that I’m also going to have to try

Turkey Burgers

As I said my Mum is actually contributing a recipe this week rather than me as I haven’t been in the kitchen at all! Introducing Marvellous Mum’s Quick Italian Style Beef which is a retro classic from my childhood, she made it for dinner for us when we stayed with her just before we moved and I had to share.

Mum wants you to take special notice of the Corning Ware dish an original from 1968, a wedding present that is still giving, and the serving spoon another 1968 classic!  Mum used to make this for us when we were teenagers and she never knew how many people we would be bringing home with us for dinner (sorry Mum). She liked it because you can just keep on adding extra quantities depending on how many there are for dinner.


To complete the whole retro thing dinner was served on an original tulip round table with 1970’s wine glasses, 1980’s placemats and cutlery from one of those hanging thingos.  Until we did this we hadn’t even noticed quite how retro everything was, hilarious!  Most importantly though this is a really yummy meal, filling, hearty, easy and the girls wolfed it down too.  I will be reintroducing it to our repertoire so the tradition can continue to the next generation!

Quick Italian Style Beef

Mums Marvellous Quick Italian Style Beef


  • 3 tsp oil
  • 2 medium sized onions thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano (can use fresh if you like but remember we are going retro today)
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil (" ")
  • 185g macaroni, cooked & drained
  • 470 g tinned diced tomatoes
  • 6 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • sliced cheese to cover


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C
  2. Heat oil gently in a pan and add onions & garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until soft & translucent.
  3. Add the mince into the pan and fry for 5 minutes or until it loses it's pinkness
  4. Stir in the oregano, basil, cooked macaroni, tomatoes, tomato paste & paprika. Increase the heat and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Place mixture in a casserole dish & lay sliced cheese over the top.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and become golden brown.
  7. Serve with some greens & enjoy!

Kim over at Land of Zonkt is on fire at the moment with her delicious meals so make sure you pop over to check out what’s she’s cooking and remember if you are linking you can link up either here or there.



3 comments on “Your Weekly Feed # 23 From Mum’s Kitchen

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    October 6, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I love the recipe and all the retro trimmings – go your mum! I love dinners like this, they’re oldies but goodies. I bet you’ve had a massive weekend – I can’t wait to hear all about it! x

    • Vicki
      October 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Weekend was huge! Mums dinners are the best aren’t they. x

  2. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    October 6, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    So exciting that you have a new kitchen – I can’t wait to see it in a post.

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