As some of you know my wonderful MIL is visiting. She is all about food - I am sure you all have someone in your lives that is just like that. She just feeds and cooks and it makes her very happy. I had such a huge smile - before she came to visit I told our au pair she was coming the next week - A chipped in "You will have to eat, you know. She will feed you. ". That's her - and just one of the reasons we love her so much. So I though I would share one of her recipes with you today. I love this pie - to me it's the perfect lunch for a Saturday afternoon and makes a great lunch to take to work too - all in one.
Veggy pie (and how to get kids to eat a heap of veggies):
This recipe makes two pie dishes - so eat one today and freeze.
There is no crust - it is quite firm enough so you do not need to add or bake one
It makes a wonderful light lunch but works great as a side dish to a braai. One can then leave out the bacon - or for a Meatless Monday recipe.
1 carrot - finely grated
6 baby marrows - finely grated
1 onion - finely grated
Garlic to taste - finely chopped
6 eggs - whisked
1 tin sweetcorn
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup diced butternut (dice into small blocks)
half a cup of feta cheese - diced
1 packet diced bacon
Fresh parsley if you like the taste
I cup self raising flour mixed with half a cup oil and one cup milk.
Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C
Fry onion until soft. Remove from pan,
In the same pan fry bacon. Remove from pan.
Either fry butternut in same pan or oven grill until browned.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Season lightly with salt and black pepper to taste
Bake for about 30 minutes until eggs are solid and lightly browned.