Saturday, 6 December 2014

Magic Mealtime Moments with Galloway Cheddar

I was sent a lovely hamper from Galloway Cheddar and it included a variety of ingredients for us to create some recipes.

I felt like a contestant in Ready Steady Cook!

Thinking hats on, what would you make with the following?
  • Galloway Cheddar Cheese
  • Haggis
  • Chorizo
  • Tortilla Wraps
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Turnip
  • Potatoes
  • Leek
  • Macaroni pasta
  • Oatcakes

With it being near St Andrew's Day, we decided to make something with the haggis and rather than the usual haggis, neeps and tatties, I decided to throw together some Haggis Quesadillas. Super easy to make and they tasted amazing. I cooked the haggis in the microwave, and separately I grated the Galloway cheddar cheese and mixed this with some chopped spring onion. With a frying pan over a medium heat, I added a drizzle of oil before placing in a tortilla wrap. I then sprinkled on the cheese & spring onion mixture and then the haggis before covering with another wrap. I cooked this on both sides until the cheese was all melted. Remove from the pan and cut into wedges. I served this with salad.

The ingredients

Before the top was added!

The final result. Yum!

I also decided to make a macaroni cheese. Seemed obvious given we had the two main ingredients - cheese and macaroni pasta! However I decided to give it a bit of a twist and added sautéed onion, leek and chorizo into the pasta before baking in the oven. 

The ingredients

I cooked some pasta according to the packet instructions, and whilst this was cooking I sautéed some onion, leek and chorizo in a frying pan. After about 5 minutes or when the onions were soft, I took it off the heat whilst I made a cheese sauce. I followed Delia Smith's recipe for an all-in-one white sauce to which I added plenty grated Galloway Cheddar cheese. I then mixed the macaroni, onion, leek, chorizo and cheese sauce all together in a pan before transferring to a dish and sprinkling with even more cheese! Super easy and tasted great.

Chopped onion & keek

Pan fry the chorizo

Add the onion and leeks

Transfer to an oven proof dish

Ta da! Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes until the cheese has melted.

It was delish!

And then finally, with the remaining ingredients I made a yummy vegetable soup in my slow cooker. Just throw everything in with some stock and cook on slow for a few hours. I then blitzed with my hand blender and served this with oatcakes, and cheese of course!

Galloway Cheddar are giving away £5 cashback towards your next family meal when you buy special promotional packs of their cheddar. Find out more details here. You could also win your own Galloway serving dish by entering a photo of your favourite Family Mealtime Moment

I was sent a hamper of ingredients, a cheese grater and serving dish for the purpose of this post. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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