Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Homemade "Junk Food"

We had another family date at the drive in last weekend.

(My clever daughter, Olivia, won us free tickets, bless her.)

So this weeks treat was Shrek Forever After. (Which was good....I am a little bit of a Shrek fan, to be honest, and this one did not disappoint.)

I was reticent to spend the exorbitant candy bar prices ($7 for a small popcorn?!) so this week we took a picnic dinner of homemade "junk" food.

Which included homemade sausage & vegetable rolls.

Warm, wrapped in foil, eaten in the back of the car.

The recipe is an adaptation of one I found, yet again, in my Granny's collection of recipes......

Homemade Sausage & Vegetable Rolls

500g sausage meat (I get mine from my local butcher, which is a pork and veal mix)
1 small onion, grated
1 large carrot, grated
1 small can creamed corn
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
Salt & pepper
1 egg, beaten

3 sheets puff pastry

Sesame seeds
Egg wash

Pre-heat oven to 180`c

1. Combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl, and mix well with your hands.
2. Cut each puff pastry sheet in half
3. Lengthwise, spoon the sausage meat mixture down the middle of each piece of puff pastry
4. Roll over, and seal the pastry with brushed egg wash
5. Place the sausage rolls on baking sheets, lined with baking paper, sealed side down.
6. Brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sesame seeds (and a little more salt and pepper.)
7. Cut on the diagonal into the size of sausage roll you need (I cut mine into 4, giving me 24 medium sausage rolls.)
8. Bake in an 180`c oven for 20 mins

(We also took a big bag of mandarins, and a handful of Freddo Frogs, as well as a Tupperware tub full of homemade popcorn. We all had a top time, with our drive in picnic...........)


  1. Oh my gosh that sounds good!!! We're also big Shrek fans here. Did you know that the next one is going to be all about Puss? Can't WAIT!

  2. I shared 3 healthy snacks today. soup, popcorn, and salmon salad. These would be to hard to resist. I love pastry bread. I'd eat them all.

  3. That sounds LOVELY! I so wish we had drive-ins more abundantly here in the states, but they're ridiculously few and far between. The closest to us is about a two hour drive.

  4. What is egg wash?
    Husband and I have had a chat. In the Sept/Oct school holidays we are driving to Adelaide ... to go to the drive in. Seriously! We are coming your way Lucy ... I'll be sure to pack some home made junk food for the 15 hour junket. That's a bloody long way to go to a drive in ... there is probably one closer ... but I have never been to Adelaide and you have sold it so nicely ...

  5. Yum! And I love a drive in. Has been years since I went. My whole family used to go in the Holden Kingwood when we were little. I remember mum and dad going to see Jaws and we were all supposed to be sleeping in the back... Scared the crap out of me!

  6. Yum! I will have to find out if there is a drive in near us... babies could fall asleep strapped in back and we could actually see a movie, together, for the first time since my daughter was born!

  7. Yummy - those sausage rolls look delicious! It sounds like such a fun family time! I really enjoyed the Shrek movie too!

  8. Oh yum, excellent idea!
    Next time you go to the drive-in, can I come? ;)


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