Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Moustraps and Winners
It’s not very often that I post about something savoury, but when I made these mousetraps for lunch on Sunday, I thought that it might be something that people are interested in reading about.
Mousetraps are like a glorified version of cheese on toast! When I think of mousetraps in the simplest form, I think of the ones Dad used to make us on a Sunday night for tea in front of the tv with a mug of milo, wearing our pyjamas watching the Wonderful World of Disney! Dad’s mousetraps were yummy – white bread spread with vegemite, grated cheese mixed with beaten egg and tomato sauce, toasted under the grill.
Mousetraps are a good stand by for Sunday lunch for me and my husband. I use wholemeal toast bread and they are even better with home made soda bread. I also use tomato relish as a base – my own home made version that was my Nana’s recipe. We go through so much of this! I make two big batches every year and my Mum keeps us topped up in the in between times. I then make a topping of grated cheese, egg to bind, a little bit of whatever is in the fridge (eg chopped red peppers, chopped parsley, left over ham or bacon) and my secret ingredient – a spoonful of seeded mustard – ok, not so secret now! Bake in the oven at 200c for about 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and the bottoms are toasted.
These are a great snack cold as well, but are delicious when they are hot and the cheese is a bit melty.
Oh, and of course the winners from my wee competition who will receive some wee treats! Thank you so much for everyone who left a comment on my “blogiversary” post! It is exciting to think that people actually read my blog. I wrote all your names on separate pieces of paper and did a wee draw and the winners are: Jan, Kimberly and the Bacarella Family . If you e-mail me your addresses and I will send your wee treats to you! Thanks again!!
Also, check out the latest feature I have written for the foodlovers web site on Creamy Desserts.