Its State of Origin Game Three tonight and because I spent all day yesterday in bed with a funny kind of flu, I didn't get to the shops. Ron stopped off on the way home and picked up some party pies, sausage rolls and little boys for supper. A proper aussie feast while we watch the game!
My mother-in-law gave me a pie machine for a christmas gift, its kind of like a sandwich toaster with non-stick plates and you can use ready made pastry. The pies that this makes are unbelievable and have become a fast family favourite. I grab a couple of containers of bolognaise sauce from the freezer and defrost them in the microwave. A sheet of puff pastry and a sheet of shortcrust pastry, slightly defrosted on the counter and you are ready to go. The pie maker comes with a cut out so you can get perfect sizes for the top from puff pastry and the bottom from shortcrust, stick them in the machine, spoon the filling in, lid on, close it up and 5 minutes later, hot, crispy delicious homemade pies!
Serve with mashed potatoe and minted peas for quick and easy midweek meal.